X2011.24.32 Gede triptych

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Didier Civil (b. 1973, Jacmel, Haiti)
Gede triptych, 2006
Acrylic on canvas
Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2011.24.32; Gift of Marilyn Houlberg


Gede manifests through the bodies of his female devotees (sèvitè) in Civil’s triptych. The blank expressions of sèvitè and god seem to express an indifference to human observers.

Source: Exhibition wall text, In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art