ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY: COMPLEXITY OF BLACK ART

Stella Jones Gallery

201 St. Charles Ave

January 4 – February 28, 2020

Falling Star

ROMARE 

BEARDEN

Falling Star 

litogrpah

18h x 21.5w in

Blues Player

BENNY

ANDREWS 

Blues Player 

etching 

30w x 22h in 

 

AMERICAN FLAG NOLA II

CEY 

ADAMS

AMERICAN FLAG NOLA II

collage on panel

46 x 24 x 4 in

Turban

ELIZABETH

CATLETT

Turban

lithogrpah 

22h x 15w in

MLK (Letters from a Birmingham Jail)

FAITH 

RINGGOLD 

MLK (Letters from a Birmingham Jail) 

serigrpah 

16.5h x 20.5w in

The Platform

HUGIE 

LEE-SMITH

The Platform 

oil on canvas 

22h x 32w in

Carnival (Light)

JEFF

COOK

Carnival (Light)

mixed media on paper

12h x 30w in

Carnival (Dark)

JEFF

COOK

Carnival (Dark)

mixed media on paper

12h x 30w in

Nana

MICHAEL D. 

HARRIS

Nana

mixed media on linen 

52h x 42w in

Spirit Sister

NELSON

STEVENS

Spirit Sister

serigraph 

22h x 22w in

Press Release

With this exhibition Stella Jones Gallery will highlight some of the important black artists of the 20th Century, featuring a rich cross section whose narratives and varying approaches have shaped what it means to be a black artist in contemporary America. 

With over 30 men and women artists of the African Diaspora, themes include the exploration of social conditions, segregation, disfranchisement, heroes and heroines, everyday life and more in varying mediums and formats. While there is no universal approach to the ongoing conversation of black culture and identity, many of these artists rely heavily on motifs and themes specific to African Americans.

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