Noah Doely and T.J. Dedeaux-Norris
Fall 2019 Kocher Visiting Artist Noah Doely creates cyanotypes, which are photographic images using a process that dates from the mid-1800s. According to Doely, “The Prussian blue inherent to the cyanotype process subverts, enhances, camouflages or otherwise alters how the images’ content is perceived.” A current Iowa Arts Council Fellow, Doely is fascinated by science and mythology and how they interplay with art. This exhibition and Doely’s visiting artist appointment at Coe is generously funded by the Robert and Joan Kocher Visual Arts Endowment.
T.J. Dedeaux-Norris works in a variety of media, including paintings, performance and film, to explore the “invisibility of blackness in cultural forms built upon the appropriation of popular and sacred black expressions and idioms.” Born in Guam, Dedeaux-Norris received her B.A. from UCLA and her MFA from Yale University. Also known as Tameka Norris, she is a 2017 grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her exhibition is funded in part by the Mabel Cherry Lutgerding Endowment.