"Fade Away", ©Nona Faustine 2013 

International Center of Photography School

 MFA Group Exhibition "Enter From Above"

On view April 6th - May 9th 9-5 2013

1114 Avenue of Americas @43rd St

icpbardmfa:

detail fromNona Faustine, ”I Was Brought Here To Stay”,©Nona Faustine 2013

 ICP-Bard MFA Group Show, “Enter From Above”

on view April 6th - May 9th, 2013 9-5pm

International Center of Photography School 

1114 Avenue of Americas @43rd Street

NY, NY

icpbardmfa:

detail from Nona Faustine, ”I Was Brought Here To Stay”

©Nona Faustine 2013

ICP-Bard MFA Group Show, “Enter From Above

on view April 6th - May 9th 2013 9-5pm

International Center of Photography School

1114 Avenues of Americas @43rd St.

NY, NY

©Nona Faustine 2013

"RECONSTRUCTION(S)"

Nona Faustine

MFA Thesis Solo Show

Reception: Thursday APRIL 25TH, 2013 6-9 PM

ICP-BARD MFA STUDIO 
24-20 JACKSON AVE 
LONG ISLAND CITY (NY)
3RD FLOOR

To get there please take the

SUBWAY: E, M, 7 to COURT SQUARE

The exhibition will be on view from:

FRI thru Sunday APRIL 26th & 27 NOON to 5PM or by APPOINTMENT

My Aunt Jane Lee and her fiancee Herman, circa 1950

My Aunt Jane Lee was one of 14 children and a twin. One of 4 sets of twins born to my grandmother and grandfather. She also is one of 6 of those 14 children to die from Alzheimers disease. Yes, 6 of my fathers brothers and sisters have died of Alzheimers disease. She left this world on November 1, 2012. Jane Lee had class, a natural leader in my father’s family of 10 sisters and 4 brothers.

She was sophisticated and smart. She loved to travel and she lived on Manhattan’s Riverside Drive for decades. When her husband Herman fell in love with her and she him, he left his family for her, it created the biggest scandal and greatest love story in my family. Despite that drama and devastating effects on his first family, they had a lasting marriage until his death. She was a leading matriarch among my daddy’s brothers and sisters. My memories of her conjure the photographs in my family’s albums. There are pictures of my young father walking her down the aile at her wedding. Her presence eminating from my parents wedding album, in a group photograph she is standing in front of all the males in his family.

My Aunt Jane Lee was strong, a country girl from North Carolina, she had ambition to be somebody and a determination to ascend higher than her humble upbringing. She gave me the example of how to present and hold oneself with grace, to have dignity, always strive to go higher, and never forget family.

R.I.P Aunt Jane

Love your neice,

Nona

"Sleep" Deux Femme Noires 2012, Mickalene Thomas from “Origins of the Universe”

Detail from this gigantic huge painting on view at the Brooklyn Museum 90 works of art from my favorite artist right now.

“Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires,”  2012 by Mickalene Thomas

Detail from this gigantic massive painting celebrating the beauty, power and sexuality of the Black Woman.