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New York

Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba

Exhibition Detail
Abstraction + Abstraction
219 E. 2nd Street
New York , NY 10009


February 21st, 2010 - April 24th, 2010
Opening: 
February 21st, 2010 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Untitled, Merton SimpsonMerton Simpson, Untitled,
1954, Oil on board, 23 ½" x 29 ¾"
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Abstraction + Abstraction presents a historical perspective of African American artists working in Abstraction, in collaboration with Anita Shapolsky Gallery’s current exhibition African American Abstract Masters:  Betty Blayton, Frank Bowling, Ed Clark, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, Sam Middleton, Joe Overstreet, Thomas Sills, Merton Simpson, and Frank Wimberley.  The Kenkeleba exhibition includes the Shaplosky group,  livening the mix further with another nineteen, all born before 1937: Charles Alston, Bob Blackburn, Vivian Browne, Larry Kolawole Compton, Richard Dempsey, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Clifford Jackson, Harlan Jackson, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, William Majors, Earl Miller, Larry Potter, Haywood Bill Rivers, Alma Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Thelma Johnson Streat, and Hale Woodruff. Represented by a fascinating collection of abstract paintings, drawings and prints executed over 7 decades, this is a unique opportunity explore visual themes and stylistic journeys of Abstraction between 1941 and 2007.


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