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CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE

This is the closing weekend for TRUTH & BEAUTY—CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE, an exhibition of works by the great draftsman and his friends and colleagues, reflecting White’s working life in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles—the host cities of his concurrent retrospective.

Among White’s circle and included in the show are Romare Bearden, Betye SaarRoy DeCarava, Philip Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Norman Lewis, Ben ShahnJohn Biggers, Eldzier Cortor, Kerry James Marshall, and Hale Woodruff.

TRUTH & BEAUTY—CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE

Through Saturday, November 10.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 100 Eleventh Avenue (at 19th Street), New York City.

 

CHARLES WHITE—A RETROSPECTIVE

Through January 13.

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

The retrospective will be on view in Los Angeles in early 2019, along with two coincident exhibitions: LIFE MODEL—CHARLES WHITE AND HIS STUDENTS at LACMA’s satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School—formerly Otis Art Institute, where the artist taught for many years—and a show at CAAM.

CHARLES WHITE—A RETROSPECTIVE

February 17 through June 9.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top:

Charles WhiteJ’Accuse! No.5, 1966, Wolff crayon and charcoal on paper.

Betye SaarThe Mystic Window #1, 1965, assemblage with etchings, graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper in antique window frame.

Romare BeardenFlights and Fantasy, 1970, mixed media collage of various papers and synthetic polymer paint on Masonite.

Charles WhiteUntitled, 1945, tempera and graphite on illustration board.

Charles WhiteJuba #2, 1965, Wolff crayon and oil wash on illustration board.

Image credit: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.

 

SOUTH OF PICO

“In SOUTH OF PICO, [writer, curator, and professor] Kellie Jones explores how artists in the 1960s and ’70s in Los Angeles’ black communities created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism… She shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility… She also attends to these artists’ relationships with gallery and museum culture as well as the establishment of black-owned arts spaces. With SOUTH OF PICO, Jones expands the understanding of the histories of black arts and creativity in Los Angeles and beyond.”*

Join the California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice in welcoming Kellie Jones for a discussion and signing of her book.

KELLIE JONES—SOUTH OF PICO 

AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING, Monday, October 23, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

ART + PRACTICE, Public Programs Space, 4334 Degnan Boulevard, Leimert Park, Los Angeles.

artandpractice.org/public-programs/

dukeupress.edu/south-of-pico

Image credit: Duke University Press.

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