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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Elaine Freeman (Thomas), renowned as the training ground for the Tuskegee who later became chair of the Art Department at Airmen, another government-­sponsored experi- the institute. Freeman’s father, who was paralyzed, ment, and served as a bastion of higher education painted with his toes. Alonzo...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and innovative techniques of painting that demonstrate the depths of his commitment to gestural abstraction as his primary mode of creative expression. Attentive to shifting terrain in technology, culture, and African American history during his lifetime, Whitten’s work participates in a memorial project...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
... embracing all directions. 28 This story offers a structure to the collective s diverse membership, which varied widely in age, education, occupation, and artistic practice. For example, Lewis, Woodruff, and Charles Alston had been painting in abstract expressionist styles since the forties. Some...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 67.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and paints symbolic markmak- ELLEN GALLAGHER ings. Her...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 62–66.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Toomer, Claude McKay, the artist's career. Painted between 1947 and 1951, a par• and Zora Neale Hurston had begun to make distinctive ticularly fecund point in the evolving story of Abstract additions to the American literary canon; and the power...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 34–47.
Published: 01 November 2019
... his deep relation to the world around him via a mode of abstraction that is layered with meanings. This investigation follows by centering upon a single painting from Bowling’s white series, Icarus (2005), produced after the death of his eldest son. Icarus explores themes of time, death, and spiritual...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 70–73.
Published: 01 May 2004
... trained, contemporary artists. The abstract paintings and sculp• tures of these artists contrast sharply with the exhibit's more prolific...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 66–73.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Odutukun, Maria sitting, 1978, Pencil drawing/watercolour, 45 x 66 cm. The work in the exhibition is eclectic. There are large abstract paintings, pencil sketches of street children, and sculp• tures made from found materials, among others. The watercol- ors and line drawings are mostly...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2001
... is beyond. This could be the reason for abstract paintings (Head, 1969) Desta returned to Ethiopia in 1962. His one-man show...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 128–129.
Published: 01 May 2007
... a three-story glass tion." Boxer also had a series of operating museum, has recently under• atrium which resembles the prow of a abstract paintings on exhibit. The gone a sea change. Nestled in historic ship. The temporary exhibitions...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the Art Students League and embraced abstract expressionism. By 1961, Télémaque had relocated to Paris, where his first paintings produced there brought him much success. Télémaque’s subsequent career, during which he took up structuralist, poststructuralist, and postmodernist modes of image making...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... attention—the characteristic Africana colors draw the viewer in to further discover and investigate African American history. The colors, textures, subjects, and abstractions in Gatson’s work echo with celebrations of African American history and important icons. Odetta Holmes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... In the classroom during this the spirituality of their religious practices and ritu- period and well into the 1970s, she noted that her als. Paintings produced there were more geometric, design majors often helped dance students make almost cubist, yet abstract, with flat, hard edges and their costumes...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 14–17.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Emilia Azcarate's abstract paintings stained with earth or body fluids tantalized viewers' ambitions to discover new and exciting Willem Boshoff, Writing in the Sand, 2000, stenciled works. onto floor...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Spring/Summer 2008 Nka-43 captured completely devoid of such activity. ceptual flags—We Flag You (2003), Morfina (1997) Moving into the first section of the exhibition, and We Chaos You (2003). The first flag is a red a series of abstract paintings and works on paper...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 100–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in America at Modern Art. The so- called tree of contemporary art has a main branch on the left devoted to pure (abstract) paintings that were to Reinhardt s liking, while a second, over- loaded branch threatening to break has the illustra- tive or pictorial masters, mostly Americans and among them...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 36–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
... successive tiers of social abstraction in contemporary culture as they become visible and embodied in art objects. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Glenn Ligon, Warm Broad Glow II, 2011. Installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art. Neon, paint, and powder-­coated...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... wouldn’t all races and backgrounds who came to openings expect one.”22 and bought works. Jackson, who used her connec- One of the gallery’s best-­attended exhibitions tions to theater, dance, and acting circles to attract featured John Stinson’s abstract paintings. Many mixed crowds to Gallery 32...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with that segment of her audience the trauma; its well-turned-out, interracial cast of used to the more anodyne, abstract paintings of civilians, male and female, looks nothing like media Ringgold’s Spectrum stablemates. Likewise, her ra- images of urban lawlessness...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-affirming fervor.5 Both is largely covered with white paint, and what traces collectively and individually, their practices utilized remain remind one of an abstract expressionist han- bright “Coolade” colors and polyrhythmic composi- dling of paint: Donaldson applied a vibrant array tions...