Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power: de Young Museum | San Francisco, CA
Kavi Gupta congratulates gallery artists Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, and Gerald Williams on their participation in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which opened at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, after traveling from the the Broad Museum, Brooklyn Museum, London’s Tate Modern, and Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR. The exhibition is on view through March 15, 2020.
This extraordinary exhibition builds on the momentum of Kavi Gupta’s AFRICOBRA 50, a landmark exhibition of original works by the five founding members of AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists)—Gerald Williams, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jeff Donaldson, and Barbara Jones-Hogu—the Black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s. It also coincides with AFRICOBRA: Nation Time, an official collateral event of the 58th Venice Biennale.
Featuring the work of more than 60 influential artists and including vibrant paintings, powerful sculptures, street photography, murals, and more, this landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.
Wadsworth JarrellRevolutionary, 1972Screenprint printed in color on white wove paper33 x 26 in
83 x 66 cmEdition of 300 + 18 APs + 17 Color Trial Proofs
Jae JarrellRevolutionary Suit, 1970Wool, suede, wood, pigment
Jae JarrellBrothers Surrounding Sis, 1970Acrylic paint on suedeDimensions variable
Jeff Donaldson, Victory in the Valley of Eshu, 1971
Barbara Jones-HoguUnite, 1971Screenprint on wove paper22 x 30 in
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Gerald Williams, Nation TIme, 1969