Details:

This work directly references America’s constant gun violence that plagues the country, which the artist considers as grave as an epidemic. This work is part of the artist's signature mask series.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Chicken Pox II

This work directly references America’s constant gun violence that plagues the country, which the artist considers as grave as an epidemic. This work is part of the artist's signature mask series, where the artist manipulates tribal objects that are representative of Africa—often creating immediate and acute commentary on our contemporary society. Massillon’s works force us to pause and contemplate our collective tribulations.

Specs:

10 inches
24 inches
3 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Emmanuel Massillon

Encompassing sculpture, painting and photography, Emmanuel Massillon’s work examines the convoluted history of race, identity and culture and its relation to people of African descent. The artist uses language alongside physical materials—such as bullet shells, dirt and other found objects—to connect African folklore and folk art to the present African American experience. Massillon’s use of puns in his composition’s titles allude to the street vernacular used in his hometown of Washington DC—as well as referencing genres of African American music, which the artist believes to be one of the main preservers of Black culture in America.

Emmanuel Massillon:
Chicken Pox II, 2021
Wood, pigment bullet and resin
24.0 × 10.0 × 3.0 inches /