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REVIEW OF MATISSE AND AMERICAN ART reviewed, by, Pam Malone  
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Milton Avery, John Baldessari, Romare Bearden, Patrick Henry Bruce, Eric Carle, Arthur B. Carles, Stuart Davis, Robert de Niro, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Sophie Matisse, Alfred H. Maurer, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Walter Pach, Judy Pfaff, Janet Taylor Pickett, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Faith Ringgold, Mark Rothko, Morgan Russell, H. Lyman Saÿen, Morton Livingston Schamberg, Sarah Stein, Andy Warhol, Max Weber, Tom Wesselmann, Marguerite Thompson Zorach, William Zorach at Montclair Art Museum February 5th - June 18th
Posted 3/25/17
This is the first comprehensive exhibit to examine Matisse's influence on American artists from 1907 to the present.  There are 19 works by Matisse and 44 works by American artists.  Matisse was famous for his nudes, spare fluent lines, love of texture, design and bold color.  It is fascinating what a wide net his influence cast.  Let me say from the get go that the best paintings and drawings in the show are those by the master himself.  Nudes in charcoal with perfect lines.  "Pianist with... [more]
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"Blues for Smoke": Ambiguity and Duality, Arpeggios and Be-bop Changes   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Roy DeCarava, Jeff Donaldson, Melvin Edwards, Renee Green, David Hammons, Martin Kippenbenger, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Mark Morrisroe, William Pope.L, Lorna Simpson, Bob Thompson, Wu Tsang, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, Martin Wong at Whitney Museum of American Art February 7th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Posted 4/1/13
“The blues self is an improvised self. It doesn’t shy away from the difficulty that that entails. When you improvise yourself in culture, you may get some blowback.”[1] Halfway through the exhibition, a nondescript listening station for John “Jaki” Byard’s 1960 release Blues for Smoke hangs on the wall facing Glenn Ligon’s oil and acrylic text-based reflections and Zoe Leonard’s vintage blue suitcases. When you wander through the exhibition, don’t forget to look for it—you might miss it.... [more]
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Portraits: The African Head   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Charles Alston, Robert Arneson, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Mary Borgman, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Diane Edison, Chester Higgins Jr., Whitfield Lovell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Charles White, Peter Williams, Hank Willis Thomas, John Wilson, Richard Wyatt Jr., Richard Yarde at Las Cruces Museum of Art December 3rd, 2010 - January 22nd, 2011
Posted 12/5/10
      The theme of the exhibition, Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection, is the protrayal of the African head in representational and conceptual portraiture. The modern and contemporary artists featured in this exhibition, both directly and indirectly, explore the social, political, and culture nuances of the African face and head in fine art and popular visual culture. Work by the following artists is featured in this exhibition: Charles Alston, Robert Arneson, Romare... [more]
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