My only connection to the author was that I had seen the movie "Losing Ground" which I found quirky and odd. What I didn't expect was a to find a book written for a cerebral black woman. Let me tell you, it's a bit like sighting a unicorn. I was taken aback by its meaningfulness and relevance to me personally. H I don't really know what I expected when I started reading this book.
Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins
With his paintbrush, Marshall sought to normalize the banal elements of black life that are nearly always overlooked by art, film, and cultural representation. The basic gesture of depicting black couples hanging out was something revolutionary. The mixed media paintings depict interracial couples based around the Minnesota area, where Barlow lives and works. The series takes its name from the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v.
Reimagined as an interracial love story set in the era of the Rodney King riots, Barrett hopes to contribute a fresh perspective on race relations through the use of such a well-known and powerful play. Arts and Entertainment sat down with Barrett to talk about the cultural relevance of her production, efforts to emphasize diversity of performers and audience alike and her thoughts on the impact of the project. Portions of this interview have been edited and condensed for clarity.