Willie Birch

Willie Birch’s series of charcoal and acrylic works on paper is entitled “Black-Male Portraits” and deals with the complexity of the human condition of Black males in New Orleans. The works are evocative, multi-layered studies of identity issues: how African-American males see themselves; how white Americans see Black males; how we see one another. The core issue addressed by the paintings remains the acknowledgment of the human complexity in all of us.