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Vivian Browne: Africa Series 1971-1974
May 06 - Jun 25 2022 - 35 days left
RYAN LEE is pleased to announce Vivian Browne: Africa Series 1971-1974. The exhibition will include eight paintings and five works on paper from the Africa Series, a major body of abstract works by the prominent painter Vivian Browne. This pivotal body of work in Browne’s career followed a highly influential trip to West Africa in 1971. This will be the first time these works have been exhibited together since 1974. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Dr. Leslie King Hammond, who cites Vivian Browne’s Africa Series as an important example of the overlooked nature of Black American artists’ vast contributions to the development and establishment of modernist American aesthetics, as well as the omission of African influence from the mainstream art historical narrative in the United States.