Amanda Clem talks to Portland multimedia artist Willie Little about his illustrious career and current exhibition...KINFOLKS, NODDER DOLL/LIVING DOLL
17 JULY - 25 AUGUST 2018 @ FROELICK GALLERY......714 NW Davis Street Portland, Oregon 97209
Multimedia, installation artist and storyteller, Willie Little was born in rural North Carolina and currently resides in Portland Oregon. Many of his works are rooted in the Southern traditions of North Carolina. Through his visual narratives, he documents a fading part of a rural lifestyle.
Willie received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has had solo exhibitions at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Pounder Kone' Artspace in Los Angeles, and Froelick Gallery in Portland. Notable group exhibitions have been at the Corcoran in Washington DC, the California Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the SF MOMA Artist's Gallery, and he has work is in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Little's work is a cultural testament to Southern rural traditions, family dynamics and it identifies with universal experiences that cross racial and socio-economic lines.