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Posts tagged "Spiral group"
Culture Talk: Courtney Willis Blair on Ryan Lee Gallery's Representation of Emma Amos

Culture Talk: Courtney Willis Blair on Ryan Lee Gallery’s Representation of Emma Amos

  AT THE REAR OF RYAN LEE GALLERY in New York, a 1966 painting by Emma Amos casually sits on the floor leaning against the wall between works by other gallery artists. Blending figuration and Abstract Expressionism, the canvas references Color Field painting and conjures Bob Thompson. The work bears little resemblance to the collage...
Romare Bearden, Spiral Group and the March Toward Artistic Identity

Romare Bearden, Spiral Group and the March Toward Artistic Identity

WHO IS THE NEGRO ARTIST and what is his responsibility? Ever mindful of the pivotal period in which he was living, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) set about answering these cultural questions by bringing together the Spiral group and embarking on a monumental effort to document the canon of African American artists. As civil rights leaders prepared...