Join us at Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd on Saturday, November 19 from 4–7 PM for the opening reception of It Is What It Is, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Atlanta-based artist Alfred Conteh. This event is free and open to the public.
Following the recent inclusion of Conteh’s work in the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibitionMen of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., and in The Legacy Museum’s inaugural exhibition at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL, It Is What It Is extends the evolution of Conteh’s acclaimed portraiture series, Two Fronts. The work elucidates Conteh’s statement that Black Americans are fighting battles on two separate fronts—one from the outside, and one from within.
Recent major exhibitions of Conteh's work include Alfred Conteh: The Sweet Spot, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Atlanta, GA; Visions of a Cultural Commentator, curated by Madeline Beck, Cobb Marietta Museum of Art, Marietta, GA; Alfred Conteh, Selected Works, Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, GA; the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.; and The Legacy Museum’s inaugural exhibition at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL among others. Conteh's work is included in the collections of the The Legacy Museum, Montgomery, AL; the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS; Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Atlanta, GA; among many others.