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Conversance

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2007_eve
eve, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16x20in © reserved
January 6th, 2009 - February 5th, 2009

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A visual dialogue bridging emerging and established African-American artists.

In honor of African-American History Month, the Pounder-Kone Art Gallery and
Avenue 50 Studio collaborate in curating an exhibition of works featuring
established and emerging artists from the African-American community. Our
exhibition, Conversance gives us a glimpse into the African-American
experience through visual interpretations of a culture rich in heritage and
expression.

The Encarta World English Dictionary describes con·ver·sance as ³knowledge
of or familiarity with something². Each of our exhibiting artists is not
only clearly knowledgeable in his or her chosen media, but also has a deep
understanding of the human struggle, tragedies and triumphs ­ the
commonalities shared by all cultures.

As we cross cultural boundaries to share in the universality of compassion
for humanity, challenges to injustice, and a generosity of spirit, we
celebrate the outstanding contributions our Conversance artists have made to
change stereotypes and biased thoughts. We join with them on a cultural
journey towards transformation, a transformation rich in cultural knowledge
and reflective of a Los Angeles experience that is, in essence, universal.