“One Day Soon Come” is an upcoming exhibition of the works of Tokie Rome-Taylor. The exhibit will be on display at The Wren’s Nest from November 27 to December 31, 2021.
Tokie Rome-Taylor is a photo based artist and educator whose work is based on the notion that perception of self and belonging within a society is formed in childhood. She creates photographs of Georgia's African American children that re-examine history, identity, and tradition. Her works represent a visual elevation of Black children that had been omitted from mainstream "western art history.” Her critique of the art canon is combined with a similar examination of the South. Questions that stem from ethnographic and historical research that probe material, spiritual, and familial culture of ancestral descents of southern slaves are entry points for her to build symbolic elements that communicate a visual language within the work.
Children are set within a space that leans into the past, reaching back to address the erasure of worth in how Black bodies are perceived and represented.
"One Day Soon Come" is her artistic interpretation and celebration of children, and particularly African Americans of the south. The work puts them at the center, to see their connections, cultural richness, and belonging within history.
Sponsored by: Fulton County Arts and Culture, The Wrens Nest, and Preserve Black Atlanta