Alicia Henry creates installations consisting of groups—“communities,” says the artist—of masks and figures made from paper and other materials, cut out into various shapes and layered together. Combining the engaging simplicity of folk art and the psychological presence of African ritual sculpture, the characters in this installation explored, in the artist’s words, “traditions of play, death, and mourning in different cultures.” Henry is a professor of art at Nashville’s Fisk University. Organized by the Frist Art Museum.

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