This piece is oil on stainless steel wire cloth. It looks, more or less, like a screen except it is steel rather than aluminum. The surface provides a depth different from what a normal canvas surface could. There is something industrial about these pieces.
Overstreet was born in Mississippi in 1933. He moved to San Francisco and then to New York. In the 1950s he and his partner, Corrine Jennings, started Kenkeleba House, a gallery focused on African-American culture. The gallery showed work by women and black artists in a time when that was not common.
Overstreet still lives and works in New York City.