Charles White, a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, imbued his depictions of the Black community with powerful dignity.
Charles White (1918 - 1979) was born in Chicago and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During his expansive career, he inspired an entire generation, including David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall. While revered for his social realist portraiture, White's work spanned drawing, printmaking, and painting. Later in life, he taught at Los Angeles' Otis Art Institute. As a mentor to many, "I have no use for artists who try to divorse themselves from the struggle," was a cornerstone of his celebrated creative practice.
Rested10 Nov 2021 - 8 Jan 2022Nicola Vassell Gallery is pleased to present Rested, a group exhibition exploring the body in varying degrees of ease, rest or inactivity. On view Nov 10 - Jan 8, Rested brings together work by Benny Andrews, Marlene Dumas, Chase Hall, Wangari Mathenge, Kayode Ojo, Frida Orupabo, George Rouy, Ming Smith,...Read more