Exhibition

"Color People"

"Color People"  | Events Calendar
Bob Thompson, The Golden Ass, 1963, Oil on canvas, 62 1/2 x 74 1/2 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery


Marina Adams, McArthur Binion, Robert Colescott, Sam Gilliam, Alteronce Gumby, Mary Heilmann, Loie Hollowell, Tony Lewis, Walter Price, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Amy Sherald, Bob Thompson, and Mary Weatherford

Long Island / The Hamptons

Opening from

On View

Rental Gallery | 87 Newtown Lane

Curated by Rashid Johnson

Color People is an exhibition I've long considered organizing. It's born of a twenty-year obsession with the work of the artist Bob Thompson. The artists included are a wide range of painters whose works perform differently but with a shared radicality in their employment and understanding of color. This exhibition doesn't speak to a time or place. The relationships formed here between works are often opaque and intentionally diverse. Some of these artists are heroes of mine, while others I've only recently been introduced to. They're bonded by my interest in their work. I've often found that artist organized exhibitions are most successful when the artist chooses to include works they wish they'd made themselves. This exhibition follows that philosophy.
–Rashid Johnson

Participating artists include Marina Adams, McArthur Binion, Robert Colescott, Sam Gilliam, Alteronce Gumby, Mary Heilmann, Loie Hollowell, Tony Lewis, Walter Price, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Amy Sherald, Bob Thompson, and Mary Weatherford.


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