Welcome to Culture Type!

Exploring art by and about people of African descent, primarily through the lens of books, magazines and catalogs, Culture Type features original research and reporting and shares invaluable interestingness culled from the published record on black art.

Posts tagged "DC Moore Gallery"
On View: 'David Driskell: Resonance, Paintings 1965-2002' at DC Moore Gallery, New York

On View: ‘David Driskell: Resonance, Paintings 1965-2002’ at DC Moore Gallery, New York

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions DC MOORE GALLERY is presenting a nearly four-decade survey of David Driskell, the renowned artist, curator, art historian, and educator. The paintings, large and small, reflect the expanse of his interests, travels, and experiences. Driskell, 87, draws on a range of styles and techniques, from figuration and...
DC Moore Gallery is Showing Jacob Lawrence Series Documenting Life of  Haitian Revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture

DC Moore Gallery is Showing Jacob Lawrence Series Documenting Life of Haitian Revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture

“Strategy” (1994) by Jacob Lawrence   IN THE HANDS OF Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), images of revolution and rebellion are both “serious,” as the artist described them, and radically imagined. His narrative series depicting the life and leadership of Toussaint L’Ouverture includes a portrait of the Haitian liberator in profile in formal military dress, an intense...
Art Basel Miami Beach: On View at DC Moore Gallery, David Driskell Explains His Political Paintings From the 1960s and 70s

Art Basel Miami Beach: On View at DC Moore Gallery, David Driskell Explains His Political Paintings From the 1960s and 70s

  THE DC MOORE GALLERY booth at Art Basel Miami Beach is devoted to paintings by David Driskell from the 1960s and 70s, a turbulent period in American history. Defined by an earnest use of color and deft symbolism, his paintings and collages express modern sensibilities and blend European, American, and African art forms. Work...
Romare Bearden's 'Black Odyssey' Headed to Columbia University

Romare Bearden’s ‘Black Odyssey’ Headed to Columbia University

  CELEBRATED FOR HIS RICH, LAYERED DEPICTIONS of African American life and culture, Romare Bearden’s decision to produce 20 collages based on episodes of Homer’s “The Odyssey” was widely viewed as a departure from his practice. Citing themes familiar to the African American experience—mourning, wandering and questing for home—scholar Robert O’Meally argues that the 1977...