Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Art Review | 1980-4

Linda Bryant has informed us that the new Just Above Midtown Gallery, located at Hudson and Franklin Streets in New York, will open May 1. A benefit for the gallery will be held June 2. Meanwhile, their highly successful seminar series, The Business of Being an Artist, which began Feb. 11, will continue on Monday evenings from 6-8 until July 28. Sessions are currently being held at the Franklin Furnace, 112 Franklin Street. For more information (212) 344-1737

Queens artist Nicholas Davis is exhibiting at the Balenthi Gallery, 142 Court Street in Brooklyn.

Don’t miss the Afro-American Abstraction exhibition at P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources in Long Island City. The exhibition, organized by critic April Kingsley, will be on view until April 6. Featured artists include Howardena Pindell, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, Ellsworth Ausby, William T. Williams and Jack Whitten.

Black Impressions, an exhibition of works by black American graphic artists opened this month at Howard University. This exhibition was researched and organized by Richard Powell.

Calling all photographers! The National Artists Alliance will sponsor a juried exhibition, American Vision 1980. If you’d like to submit work, contact the Alliance at P.O. Box 359, Clinton, Conn. 06413 or call (203)663-1826.

The Studio Museum opened a retrospective reminiscence of Norman Lewis works recently. A larger survey of Lewis’s career is planned for 1981. Dr. Augustus Brown will be the curator.

The Corcoran is hosting an exhibition of Contemporary Art from Senegal. This exhibition has already toured Canada and Mexico and will visit several cities in the United States.

In case you’re in Kentucky sometime this year, try and catch the Black Kentucky Artists exhibition which is being toured throughout the Bluegrass State. Organized by Roberta L. Williams, Director of the Junior Art Gallery in Louisville, the exhibition will be touring until January 1981. For further information, contact Albert Sperath, director of the Traveling Exhibition Service, Kentucky Arts Commission, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Do visit Diane Brewer’s to see exciting art work by younger artists. For an appointment, Diane at (212) 222-3504…

The Fifth Triennial Symposium on African Art will be held in Atlanta April 16-19, sponsored by the Center for African and African-American Studies of Atlanta University.

Do see the exhibition of works by Brazilian artist Abdias Do Nascimento, Contemporary Ritual Symbols: African Diaspora in the Works of Abdias Do Nascimento at Taller Boricua, 1 East 104th Street, New York (212) 831-4333. This exhibition is sponsored by the Visual Arts Research and Resource Center Relating to the Caribbean, and will be on view until April 25.

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