Mar 02 - Apr 22 2023
- 32 days left
Figuratively Speaking is a premier selection of vibrant, dynamic works of form and figuration. From tender vignettes of quiet silhouetted repose to scenes of exuberant family life, this exhibition of over thirty paintings, photographs, drawings, and sculptures invites viewers to consider the contours of Black life as depicted by important artists from the 19th century to present day. Titans of the canon such as Joshua Johnson, Kara Walker, Romare Bearden, Eldzier Cortor, Carrie Mae Weems, Roy DeCarava, Lorna Simpson, Jacob Lawrence, and others constitute the heart of the exhibition. These rarely seen works reflect on historic milestones in Black history as well as interior moments of quotidian life. With thematic masterworks that bring to life concepts such as lineage, home-going, identity, and more, Figuratively Speaking etches a kaleidoscopic portrait of subjects moving through space; rendered in terms unequivocally Black.