A Black Perspective


Jan 8 – Jul 30, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: A Black Perspective, Jan  8 - Jul 30, 2021

A Black Perspective
Jan 8 – Jul 30, 2021

ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its current exhibition A Black Perspective will be extended to July 30, 2021.  Since its inception, ACA has been committed to showing work by black artists; giving Aaron Douglas, Ernie Crichlow, Barkley Hendricks and Charles White their first shows and later representing Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden estate, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson among others.

This exhibition features work from 1945 to 2015 by prominent African American artists including Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Ernie Crichlow, Joseph Delaney, Frederick Jones, Columbus Knox, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Aminah Robinson, Faith Ringgold and Charles White.

An exhibition co-curated with ACA Galleries is currently on view at the Houston African American Museum of Art and Culture June 4 through September 4, 2021.

Highlights:

Jacob Lawrence, Gypsies, 1948: This rare egg tempera painting has been in the same collection since it was purchased from the legendary Downtown Gallery over 70 years ago.

Faith Ringgold: South African Love Story: Part 1 and Part II, a story quilt created in 1983 tells the story of two lovers living during Apartheid in South Africa from 1948 to 1991. It has not been on public view since the 1980s.   

The traveling exhibition organized by the Serpentine in London is currently on view at the Glenstone Museum through October 25, 2021. 

The New Museum of Contemporary Art will present a retrospective of her work February 15 through May 30, 2022.

Aminah Robinson: A retrospective of her work is currently on view at The Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio through October 3, 2021.  A catalogue is available.

The New York Times published Overlooked No More, Monday, March 1, 2021.

Richard Mayhew: SFMoMA recently established a permanent room for Richard Mayhew where 8 paintings are currently on display. 

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