VISUAL SIGNATURES is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that highlights a vast cultural array of visual artists who share with viewers their visions of creating art and the rewards of artistic expression.
NIKITA HUNTER'S paintings raise relevant questions that provoke historic as well as contemporary concerns about culture, race, identity and gender. Her works are clearly dynamic and dramatic, yet also passionate in a way that is intimate and private. Known worldwide for her Hottentot Venus (Saartje Baartman) series, Hunter excels in her ability to tell an entire story through the image of one person. When she discusses the creation of the Hottentot Venus series, in doing so, Hunter expresses a deep love for her subject and the general human condition at large.
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