This exhibition offers a cross-section of the diverse perspectives to be found in the work of contemporary African American artists. Addressing a wide array of issues in a variety of pictorial styles, these artists share a common concern for history, often tapping into our collective unconscious to powerful effect. The medium of printmaking is also a connecting thread due in great part to the efforts of master printer Robert Blackburn. He revitalized the medium for postwar artists and helped many here create works at his celebrated Printmaking Workshop in New York. Allowing for the dissemination of multiple images, the print medium has proven especially relevant to artists wishing to convey timely social messages to a broad public.
The eleven artists included are Ron Adams, Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Robert Blackburn, Elizabeth Catlett, Willie Cole, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, and Cheryl Warrick.
Indelible: African American prints from the Hallmark Art Collection
February 2–August 29, 2015
Hallmark Visitors Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Learn more about the exhibit, visit http://www.hallmarkvisitorscenter.com/What-Youll-See/Detail/Indelible