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Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

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Saturday, Sep 1 - Nov 25, 2018


Categories
  • Exhibitions
  • Location
    Krasl Art Center
    District
    Suburbs / Midwest
    Address
    707 Lake Blvd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Telephone
    269-983-0271
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    There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. 

    Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives and political discourses of African Americans across the country, reflecting a collective experience expressed in uniquely individual ways. This powerful exhibition of figurative and abstract artworks channels the poetics of human experience from past and present, and boldly presents ideas about history, identity, personal story, and spiritual inspiration.

    ~ Carrie Lederer, Curator's Statement (excerpt)

    Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

    PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

    Edgar Arceneaux
    Radcliffe Bailey
    Louisiana Bendolph (Gee’s Bend Quilter)
    Mary Lee Bendolph  (Gee’s Bend Quilter)
    Loretta Bennett  (Gee’s Bend Quilter)
    McArthur Binion
    Lonnie Holley
    David Huffman
    Samuel Levi Jones
    Kerry James Marshall
    Loretta Pettway  (Gee’s Bend Quilter)
    Martin Puryear
    Gary Simmons
    Lava Thomas

    Image: David Huffman, Hoop Dreams, 2007, color softground and spitbite aquatint etching; image courtesy of Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, CA