Saturday, October 3, 2015

Exhibition: “ESSAY IN COLLAGE: Allen Stringfellow” - Closing Reception on Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 3pm-6pm at Essie Green Galleries — Harlem, NYC

"ESSAY IN COLLAGE: Allen Stringfellow" July 18-Aug 15, 2015
at Essie Green Galleries
(Image: "Little Old Joint" by Allen Stringfellow)
Exhibition: “ESSAY IN COLLAGE: Allen Stringfellow” Opening Reception on Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 3pm-6pm; Closing Reception on Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 3pm-6pm at Essie Green Galleries — Harlem, NYC USA; Event Details - Location: Essie Green Galleries (419 Convent Ave.); Street: 419A Convent Ave.; City/Town: Harlem, New York; Phone: 212-368-9635; Email:; Event Type: exhibition/closing, reception; Organized By: Sherman Edmiston; Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday; 10am-6pm
Event Description: “Drawing from diverse sources, including European Impressionism, Romare Bearden's collages, William Carter's tranquil oil paintings, and the bold and colorful modernist paintings of Jacob Lawrence, Stringfellow has constructed his own distinctive artistic vocabulary. Although Stringfellow presents a positive viewpoint toward history and community, evidence of the hardships that African Americans have encountered appears throughout his oeuvre. His compositions redress this long history of oppression by engaging with and defeating harmful stereotypes while simultaneously commemorating African American communities and individuals ... Closing Reception on Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 3pm-6pm at Essie Green Galleries, 419A Convent Ave., New York, NY.”Read more:
About the Artist: “Allen Stringfellow (1923-2004) was born in Champaign, Illinois. The son of a nightclub singer and a jazz guitarist, he was raised around entertainers in Chicago. As a teenager, he started designing costumes for his father’s performer friends. Along the way, he painted religious murals for local churches ... His work was a statement of the Black man’s capacity to create happenings, spectacles of beauty, moments that for a time oppose a hostile environment of pain and squalor. Stringfellow demonstrates this spiritual capacity of a people to create joy in the heart of suffering. This is a reality that can only be alluded to by the foolishness of pictures. Stringfellow draws upon Jazz rhythm, the circus arena, impressionism and the cinema to create a zone where Black possibilities could live and imaginations soar.”Read more: and
About the Venue: “Essie Green Galleries features the works of Black Masters such as Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Charles Ethan Porter, Edwin Bannister, Allen Stringfellow Sam Gilliam Alma Thomas, William S. Carter and many other artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. We also are contributors and exhibitors at distinguished institutions such as The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., The High Museum in Atlanta, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, the College of William and Mary in Virginia, The Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford CT, the Studio Museum in Harlem and The Katzen Center at American University in Washington D.C.”Read more:
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