Mickalene Thomas:

Origin of the Universe

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics.

Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power.

Origin of the Universe, Thomas’s first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.


I highly recommend artists, lovers and art lovers get to the Brooklyn Museum to see this exhibit.  I was so impressed I stayed at the exhibition and watched the full video that went along with the artwork. 

You will love this.  It is perfect for people who love 70s music and design. She even interviews her mom who was a drug dealer turned user turned recovering addict.  Don’t miss this.  xoxo ,  ~Chevy

Brooklyn Museum

September 28, 2012–January 20, 2013

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Wednesday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor