A Black Perspective


Jan 8, 2020 – May 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: A Black Perspective, Jan  8, 2020 - May  1, 2021

A Black Perspective
Jan 8, 2020 – May 1, 2021

ACA Galleries is pleased to present a group exhibition of artworks by prominent African American artists created between 1945 and 2015.  Since its inception, ACA has been committed to showing Black Art; giving Aaron Douglas, Ernie Crichlow, Barkley Hendricks and Charles White some of their first shows and later representing Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden Estate, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson and others. 

Drawn from the gallery’s extensive inventory, the show includes Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Joseph Delaney, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, and Charles White, among others. The exhibition will travel to the Houston African American Museum of Art and Culture, May–August, 2021.

Highlights:

Romare Bearden:  Three small collages are on view including The Open Door, the original for the 1979 silkscreen which is also on display.  

Two colorful abstract watercolors from the 1950s will be part of the upcoming traveling exhibition, Romare Bearden: Abstraction, organized by the American Federation of Art.  The tour includes: Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (October 15, 2021 – January 9, 2022) University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (February 5 – May 15, 2022) and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (June 25 –September 18, 2022).

Jacob Lawrence, Gypsies, 1948 is rare egg tempera painting which has been in the same collection since it was purchased from the legendary Downtown Gallery over 70 years ago and is the first time it has been included in a gallery exhibition.  

Richard Mayhew: A solo exhibition will be on view at the Ringling College of Art and Design (February 26 – March 27, 2021). The artist’s first monograph Richard Mayhew: Transcendence, was published by Chronicle Books in 2020.  He is included in the newly released HBO documentary “Black Art: In the Absence of Light”.

Faith Ringgold: No More War Part 1 and 2, 1985 has not been on public view since the 1980s. The traveling solo exhibition organized by the Serpentine in London will be on view at the Glenstone, Potomac, MD (March – October 2021).  The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY will present a retrospective of her work in February 2022.

Aminah Robinson: Exhibitions of her work are currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH (through October 2021) and at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL (January 8 – February 12, 2021).