Perceptions: The Art of Barbara Brown King and Carole Morisseau

September 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012



This exhibition features the work of two extraordinary, multifaceted women who are career artists based in Detroit, Michigan.  Barbara Brown King's and Carole Morisseau’s works of art are presented together in this exhibition because of their natural proclivity to observe and record their perceptions of life in paint.


Both artists draw upon their skills, experiences, and imaginations to portray their subjects with beauty, dignity, and wonder.  They combine intriguing themes with subtle details such as the glint in a subject’s eye, a turned down lip, or a slightly raised brow, daring the viewer to interact with the creations and to form their own perceptions - thus, the title of the exhibition.  As you view the works of art, see whether you can identify with some of the people, places, and events presented.




This exhibition was organized and presented by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s Contemporary Artists Program.


 Elderly Man, Barbara Brown King






Jijora, Carole Morisseau