January 27 - April 6
Legacy: The Paintings of Sedrick Huckaby
Sedrick Huckaby was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1975. In 1995, Sedrick Huckaby began his formal art studies at Texas Wesleyan University but transferred to Boston University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Later he received his Master of Fine Art degree from Yale University. The African-American family and its heritage has been the content of his painterly world for the last few years. Through portraiture he has been depicting the African-American Family and has chosen to paint quilts as an element of our heritage. In large-scale portraits of family and friends, Huckaby tries to aggrandize ordinary people by painting them on a monumental scale. Although he has used various references while painting, Huckaby's most enthusiastic about painting from a live sitter. Huckaby's hopes these paintings not only celebrate the sitter's beautiful facial features but also sends the message that ordinary people, who may not be great in society's eyes, should be of paramount importance to us.
May 11 - July 13
Praise Songs: The Art of Danny Campbell,
Malaika Favorite and William Buchanan
This three person show features three regionally based artists who are on the verge of wider national recognition. Danny Campbell is an Atlanta based artist whose work extends from his memory and interaction with the rural south's paper tattered walls and framed shacks. By combining various materials such as metals, wood, fabric, plastic and other raw materials to give association and content to my artistic journey. Malaika Favorite is an artist originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana now living in Georgia. In an ongoing series of paintings on wash boards, Malaika Favorite uses the wash board as a backdrop to illustrate the struggles of Black people in America and women in particular. This series also includes works related to the theme of washing and ironing and uses various implements from that trade. William Buchanan is a regionally based artist whose work is inspired by the southern landscape and man's interaction and integration with the southern landscape.
July 20 - September 9
Tellin' It Like It Is: The Art of Curlee Raven Holton
Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute
Experimental Printmaking Institute is one of the up and coming premier printmaking establishments in the country. The mission of the EPI is to provide a creative environment where artist can create work and investigate new and experimental approaches to the print medium. Many major artists within the African American art world have created works at the E.P.I and this exhibit will be an overview of the prints from this powerful and critically acclaimed collection. This show will be curated by the E.P.I's founding director,
master printmaker, Curlee Holton.
master printmaker, Curlee Holton.
September 21 - November 9
Eric Waters: Second Line - 35 Years of New Orleans Photography
Photographer Eric Waters has documented his native city's African American culture for almost 35 years, and continues to do so Post Katrina, covering everything from second line street parades to the Mardi Gras Indians, as well as more contemplative works detailing the architecture and natural elements of his environment. Eric Waters gives the viewer a complete portrait of New Orleans Pre and Post Katrina.
November 23, 2008 - January 18, 2009
Tomas Esson: EL BICHO, A Retrospective
Tomas Esson is a Miami based artist originally from Cuba whose work combines social critiques of contemporary Cuban culture and international politics in a manner that is at once scathing, tongue in cheek, and scatological. Tomas Esson was born in Marianao, Havana, Cuba. In 1963, Tomas relocated from Cuba to The United States due to continuing pressures by the Cuban Authorities in regards to his often controversial art. Living and working in Miami, Tomas continues to create works of art that deal with issues of modernity, freedom, displacement and dismemberment.