On Such a Night as This

November 10th through January 28th 2017

ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition that celebrates the range of styles and content in paintings, drawings and sculptures by African American artists from the 19th century to the present. ACA Galleries' tradition of showcasing work by African American artists goes back to its founding in 1932. Numerous exhibitions of work by Charles White were presented since his first solo show at ACA in 1946. On view will be a rare oil from 1946, Mater Delorosa, that was featured in White's first ACA show. Highlights of the exhibition include a selection of paintings by Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), a Canadian-American Tonalist painter primarily known for his landscapes. In 1876 he won first prize at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition; the first African American artist to receive a national award. Featured will be several works by Charles Ethan Porter (c. 1847-1923), an American Still Life painter. He is among the few African American artists of the 19th and early 20th century to work full time as an artist and was one of the first African American artists to exhibit at the National Academy of Design in NYC. The 2008 traveling show, organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art, was the first museum exhibition of his work and traveled to the Studio Museum in Harlem. Robert Scott Duncanson (1821-1872), associated with the Hudson River School, was self-taught. His inherent ability and meticulous technique caught the attention of wealthy patrons who commissioned the artist to create murals and portraits, elevating his standing and respect in the community. By the 1860s the American press proclaimed him the "best landscape painter in the West," while London newspapers hailed him as the equal of his British contemporaries. Work by Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Camille Billops, Elizabeth Catlett, Robert Colescott, Beauford Delaney, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Edmonia Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Henry O. Tanner, Charles White and Hale Woodruff, among others will also be on view. For additional information and images, please contact: Mikaela Sardo Lamarche 212-206-8080 | [email protected]

Selected Works

Subway Graffiti #2

Acrylic on canvas with pieced, dyed, and painted fabric, 1987

60 × 84 in, 60, 84, , in

Cora's Morning

Collage and watercolor, 1986

11 × 14 in, 11, 14, , in

Poindexter Village Series: Blackberry Patch, 1900-1930

Mixed media on linen, 1992

74 1/2 × 92 1/2 in, 74.5, 92.5, , in

Transgression #2

Oil on canvas,

52 × 60 in, 52, 60, , in

Transgression

Oil on canvas, 2008

56 × 60 in, 56, 60, , in

Untitled Landscape

Oil on board, 1885

8 × 14 in, 8, 14, , in

River Twilight

Oil on canvas, 1886

10 × 14 in, 10, 14, , in

Landscape

Watercolor on board,

6 × 8 in, 6, 8, , in

Landscape with Four Trees

Oil on canvas,

17 × 22 in, 17, 22, , in

The Parting Cup

Watercolor and ink on paper, 1949

25 × 18 in, 25, 18, , in

Naima: My Granddaughter

Marble on separate wood base, 1998

13 × 7 × 12 in, 13, 7, 12, in

Mother and Child

Bronze on wood base, ca. 1975

16 1/2 × 6 × 5 1/2 in, 16.5, 6, 5.5, in

Hiawatha

White marble, 1868

14 × 12 × 6 in, 14, 12, 6, in

Cafe au Lait

Acrylic on canvas, 2001

42 × 24 in, 42, 24, , in

Still Life Pineapple

Oil on canvas, 1938

30 × 36 in, 30, 36, , in

Howard University Students

Oil on canvas, 1948

20 × 24 in, 20, 24, , in

Panorama of Grasse, France

Oil on canvas, 1952

21 × 25 1/2 in, 21, 25.5, , in

The Couple

Oil and gouache on buff paper,

19 × 15 1/2 in, 19, 15.5, , in

Home - Paris

Oil and gouache on paper, 1951

16 × 20 in, 16, 20, , in

Abstract Composition

Oil on canvas, 1950

36 × 22 in, 36, 22, , in

Builders III

Lithograph, 1991

30 × 22 in, 30, 22, , in

Schomburg Library

Lithograph, 1987

33 × 23 1/2 in, 33, 23.5, , in

Untitled

Mixed media on paper, 1962

39 × 25 1/2 in, 39, 25.5, , in

Untitled Still Life with Flowers

Oil on canvas,

17 × 12 3/4 in, 17, 12.75, , in

Untitled (Forest Creek)

Oil on board,

11 × 9 1/2 in, 11, 9.5, , in

Untitled (Flowers)

Oil on canvas,

24 × 20 in, 24, 20, , in

Still Life of Roses

Oil on canvas,

12 × 16 in, 12, 16, , in

Untitled (Red Flowers)

Oil on canvas,

10 × 20 in, 10, 20, , in

Study- Disciples Healing The Sick

Oil on panel,

11 × 14 in, 11, 14, , in

Nude with Yellow Figure

Gouache on paper, 1963

24 × 18 1/2 in, 24, 18.5, , in

Figure #1

Oil on canvas, 1960

48 × 36 in, 48, 36, , in

Subway Graffiti #2

Acrylic on canvas with pieced, dyed and painted, 1987

60 × 84 in, 60, 84, , in

Change 3: Faith Ringgold's Over 100 Pound Weight Loss Performance Storyquilt

Acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border,

73 × 85 1/2 in, 73, 85.5, , in