At Michael Rosenfeld, Survey Includes Works by Acclaimed African American Artists

NEW YORK—Betye Saar, Nancy Grossman, Willem De Kooning and Robert Colescott are all in the room. Their works on paper are a part of a survey at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. “…On Paper” gathers an impressive selection of 34 artists, many of them critically recognized African American artists including Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Benny Andrews, Beauford Delaney and Charles White, in additio to Saar and Colescott. “Let the Light Enter,” a narrow, vertical drawing by White is particular striking.

“…On Paper” is on view from April 14 to June 29, 2012.

All photos by Arts Observer

Above, The exhibit includes 36 works on paper. Top of page, Detail of “The Butcher Shop,” 1938 (tempera on paper) by Jacob Lawrence.

From left, “Home from the Deep Bayou-Outside New Orleans,” circa 1970 (collage of various papers and acrylic on Masonite) by Romare Bearden; “Cotton Monument,” 2002 (oil, fabric and paper collage on paper) by Benny Andrews; and “My Shadow,” 1977 (crayon on paper) by Robert Colescott.

“The Butcher Shop,” 1938 (tempera on paper) by Jacob Lawrence.

From left, “Untitled,” 1977 (titanium white and graphite on paper) by Richard Pousette-Dart; “France-Terrace,” 1960 (watercolor on paper) by Norman Lewis; top, “Woman with Bird in Her Hair,” 2010 (mixed-media collage on paperboard) by Betye Saar; and bottom, “Untitled (Nijinsky),” 1953 (collage of various printed and cut papers mounted to paper) by Jess.

“5 Strap II,” 1968 (ink on paper).

“Let the Light Enter,” 1961 (charcoal, and Wolff crayon on paper) by Charles White.

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