‘Black Girl Dragging White Girl’ on View at Corcoran Gallery of Art

“Black Girl Dragging White Girl,” 1992 (oil and charcoal on canvas) by Kim Dingle

WASHINGTON, DC—I was struck by “Black Girl Dragging White Girl” by Kim Dingle, the first time I visited the Corcoran Gallery of Art in the mid-1990s. The painting from the museum’s permanent collection stood out for a variety of reasons: the descriptive title, the choice to expose the white girl’s underwear, the various scenarios the image conjures up.

“Black Girl Dragging White Girl” is on view now and in the exhibit copy Dingle states “…these children are all about vulnerability and being alive.”

Photo by Arts Observer

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