"Black People Love Pork Because Africa Is Shaped Like A Pork Chop"
Mixed Media 32" x 66" 2005
This unusual hanging sculpture is an example of the social criticism (stereotype much?) frequently incorporated into Quashie's works, which often ridicule the foibles of society with amusing originality accented by a wry sense of humor.
Mixed Media, 32" x 44", 2011
Hate your job? Long hours, inadequate pay, poor incentives and a boss you truly want to kill? You would send out a resume but slaves seeking a better life ran away and the corresponding 'reward' poster was in essence a resume that listed their skills and value to future 'employers'.
Aaron & Moses
Oil on Canvas - 55" x 80" - 2012
Posed to emulate the two cherubs seen in the larger painting by Raphael titled The Sistine Madonna, these brothers display an expressionless air of contemplation, concerning what was lost or stolen, or perhaps, it is a dawning realization of what will be and what they will encounter in the strange new land.
Silkscreen on Canvas - 24" x 52" - 1994
A gallery owner once invited me to exhibit but forbade any 'nudes' which he felt were pornographic. That started me to thinking about how things are perceived in society, which led to this silkscreen. White women breasts are seen as pornography but third world breasts can be seen on National Geographic and sculpted breasts in public spaces.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas - 66" x 92" - 2005
Inspired by the hit show 'Queer for the Straight Guy' and the assault on gay lifestyles by religion, this piece sought to find commonality - if in a satirical manner no less - between the two ideologically disparate factions to bridge the divide.