ANGELBERT METOYER
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Tarred and Feathered

“In Afro-Caribbean cultures, a crown of feathers denotes power and prestige. The tarring and feathering of the President is also an expression of how the opposition views the leader of our country. With this bust, the punishment becomes instead an adornment—he is beautified by it. He conveys hope and uniqueness of the particular moment in time. Children, blue-collar workers, the people and the future are at the cornerstone of his philosophy. He channels the confidence of a new world leader and the new global society.”

 

Angelbert Metoyer’s work explores what
he calls the “hidden language of religion.” A painter, sculptor, performance, video and sound artist,

 

Metoyer is interested in ancestral memory and what it means to be human.

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