Representation and Technique: Works by Black Artists at (e)merge Art Fair

WASHINGTON, DC — Several black artists are among the more than 150 “emerging” talents whose work is on view at the (e)merge art fair this weekend. The group is incredibly varied, including critically recognized bead artist Joyce J. Scott of Baltimore, up-and-coming Washington photographer Danielle Scruggs, and internationally known, Congolese-born Aime Mpane who paints and carves his works on thin sheets of wood. A selection of works by black artists exhibited at the Capitol Skyline Hotel follows.

The (e)merge art fair runs from Oct. 3-6, 2013.

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Baltimore bead artist Joyce C. Scott is known for her detailed narrative sculptures. A few of her works are on exhibit at Goya Contemporary in Room 228.

Detail. Sonya Lawyer‘s work is inspired by vintage photographs she began collecting from online auctions.

This 2012 series of 15 injet print on fiber paper works by Sonya Lawyer features titles such as “Avocado Sapphire Blue,” “Cayman Isle Green” and “Sunshine Red Hot Pink Wine” and is on view at Flashpoint Gallery in Room 213.

Self portraits by photographer Danielle Scruggs of Washington, D.C.

Works by Rwandan-born artist Duhirwe Rushemeza, including a trio of paintings executing using thin set mortar, acrylic, wood and metal detritus are on view at NOMAD Gallery of Brussels in Room 23.

More works by Duhirwe Rushemeza at NOMAD Gallery.

Congolese-born Aime Mpane chips away at wood to bring depth and character to his painted portraits. His works are on view at NOMAD Gallery.

Terry deBardelaben: “Untitled” mixed-media clay work at D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in Rooms 217 and 218.

Lamuelle L. Burge’s “iPhone Selfie,” 2013 (watercolor on paper) self-portrait is part of a series of small-scale works on view and for sale by Washington Project for the Arts artists in Rooms 224 and 225.

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