African American Abstract Art
I think all art is abstract . . . the first art of people ended up being figurative and abstract. Period. So there ended up being never ever a period that human beings didn’t deal with both settings. To conceive of one thing through the world you experience, and then develop or replicate based on it, is an abstract procedure anyhow.
- Melvin Edwards
Representation versus abstraction, black versus abstraction: two analogous constructions, each artificial towards core.
- Jonathan Binstock
(New York—January 8, 2014) Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is happy to provide, an exhibition of more than thirty paintings and sculptures by leading abstractionists including significant functions Charles Alston, Frank Bowling, Ed Clark, Harold Cousins, Beauford Delaney, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, Richard search, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Howardena Pindell, Alma Thomas, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams, and Hale Woodruff. Since its inception, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has actually regularly exhibited work by African United states abstractionists, in solamente exhibitions (Thomas, Delaney, Cousins, Lewis) and team shows—on mid-century US abstraction, abstract expressionism, and within its celebrated African American Art: 20thCentury Masterworks show. Even though many of these performers have-been a consistent existence in gallery’s exhibition history, Beyond the Spectrum marks initially that work by Bowling, Clark, Loving, Pindell, Whitten, and Williams are going to be on view at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.