Laylah Ali "Untitled," 2000 Gouache on paper, 13 x 19 inches "It’s not like one [violent] thing happens and you say, ‘Wow! That was just so terrible,’ and it will never happen again. You know it will happen again- either where you’re caught up in a system, whether a family or war...or- if you’re in a situation as I happen to be now, not involved in a violent cycle, witnessing violent situations erupt. I’m more in a witness position now. Not a direct witness." Laylah Ali
Laylah Ali: Untitled ,2000, Laylah Ali made more than eighty paintings on paper involving strange green-headed beings of indeterminate age, gender, race, and meaning. Over forty of these exquisitely rendered gouache paintings are on view here, chronicling the series’ development.