group of six Black figures, all wearing blue jeans, with white eyes, sitting and leaning against a wall; mostly blue background; dark tree in ULQ; right figure has a pair of white tennis shoes around neck; top figure drinking out of a paper cup with a Coca-Cola label on it, and holding shopping bags in PL hand; urban cityscape in background

Inyongo 2, 2020

Cinga Samson

Oil on canvas

The Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad Endowment for Twentieth Century Paintings 2020.41

On View in Gallery 374

Thanks and praise for those living
Thanks and praise for those dead
Ancestors / ghosts and all spirits
Through me I hope you’re well fed
Not off wine and stale bread
Arms extend we ascend
Stretch our hands and say prayers
Make amends for our sins / let the church say amen
Lyrics by Chaka Mkali and Shaiwna Adams, “Gentle Reminder,” from the album Rituals of Resilience

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