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Artist Elizabeth Colomba engages history from the perspective of black women

Artist Elizabeth Colomba is Martiniquan by blood, French by birth, and a New Yorker by heart. She was born and raised in France to parents of Martiniquan descent. “At home, we were in the Caribbean. But, as soon as we left the walls of our house, we were in France,” says Colomba. Today she makes her home in New York City. Her hybrid identity is reflected in her artistic corpus. For one, the influence of the Old Masters is clearly visible in her work. A graduate of the Estienne School of Art, Colomba nods to her classical training, drawing inspiration from Greek and Roman mythology and Western iconography. Though the composition of her paintings may be classical, she replaces white subjects with impeccably dressed black female historical actors. A great example of this approach is her portrait of Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones or Black Patti. Jones was an African-American soprano who performed almost exclusively for white audiences who saw her as an oddity and unique talent. In Sempre Libera, Colomba imagines Jones mid-song at Carnegie Hall, confetti raining down in a moment of rhapsodic ecstasy. Colomba uses a technique called grayscale in which she first paints in black and white and later in color. This is evident in Sempre Libera, which is incomplete. Coming off the popularity of the Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible at the Met Breuer, the buyer preferred this painting non finito. Despite its partially complete appearance, this piece, as all her work, pays close attention to detail. Sissieretta Jones is painted wearing a Charles Frederick Worth gown. Worth was one of the first couturiers and considered by most to be the father of haute couture. Jones and Worth were contemporaries and it is not implausible to think that she might have donned one of his creations. Colomba has called New York home since 2013 and her adopted home has also served as an inspiration. The piece titled Haven was inspired by Weeksville, a community founded in Brooklyn by free blacks in the early nineteenth century. This piece, as is typical of Colomba’s corpus, is rich with details. A well-dressed black couple does not face the viewer, but looks to a beacon of hope in a row of homes in Weeksville. The apple-laden tree promises the fruits of a better future. A placard on the tree reads “Weeksville 1863,” referencing the year that Weeksville sheltered blacks involved in the New York Draft Riots. Her art tells stories through image. Before devoting herself exclusively to her own art, Colomba was hired by film production companies draw storyboards, which filmmakers use to help visualize a film’s narration. She created storyboards for Romeo + Juliet, Amelia, A Single Man, and many others. Colomba returns to Martinique often as her parents have retired there. Some of her subjects are decidedly Caribbean. For example, the painting titled 1492 represents the rupture of Columbus’s arrival in the Western Hemisphere. The spilling of white flour on the subject’s delicate black silk gown is reversal of the common association between blackness and taintedness (and whiteness and purity). It is thus a mediation of the consequences of the Conquest from the perspective of a woman of color. Colomba’s work is a critique of the absence of affirming images of black subjects in Western art, yet it also a thoughtful reflection of the beauty and grace of women of African descent.

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