negrosunshinerainbowartforum

Art Forum magazines (2), 2007

Negrosunshinerainbowartforum is made from the May 2006 Artforum cover, which depicts Glenn Ligon's Warm Broad Glow (2005) as it was installed at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston in 2006, a neon sign that reads 'negro sunshine.' I cut into the magazine until a desired set of colors is produced, sometimes taking more than one magazine. As a result of the cutting, a gash of rainbow eventually appears instead of what would otherwise be almost grayscale, at once subverting and reinforcing the indexical effort of Ligon's piece.