Kwame Brathwaite (b. 1938, Brooklyn, New York) was an early champion of the “Black is Beautiful” movement. Beginning in the late 1950s, his photography, organizing and promoting helped create momentum for the slogan which gained prominence through the 60s and 70s.
The absence gives Nari Ward’s work a post-apocalyptic feel. His installations ache for humans.
Wifredo Lam’s background features an almost inconceivable mix of influences, a unique artistic recipe that begins with a Chinese-born father, an African mother with additional Spanish descendants, and a childhood spent in Cuba.
Over 50 paintings, works on paper and unpublished archival material examines the 38-year relationship between Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin. The KMA holds the world’s largest public collection of work by Delaney, a Knoxville native.
Ghanaian artist Joseph Tetteh-Ashong (born 1947), popularly known as Paa Joe, gives shape to the starting blocks of the Middle Passage at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta’s presentation of “Paa Joe: Gates of No Return.”
Alexandria, Virginia displays the work of Nigerian born, Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous’ whose installation, Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies, was unveiled in the city’s Waterfront Park in March.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present a dual-artist exhibition of works by Thornton Dial and Colorado-based artist Jasmine Little.