Say Hello to the Dapper Say Goodbye to Davenport, Jr., 2015, Pen and marker on paper, 42 x 61 1/4 inches
The Dapper Bruce Lafitte Introduces: Draw Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

Bruce Davenport, Jr.

The four large-scale works in this exhibition are tributes to renowned heavyweight boxer champion Muhammad Ali. Each vivid color marker drawing, rendered in the artist’s celebrated style, is a variation of a common composition – an aerial view of a boxing match. Bordering this narrative are snapshots of Ali in action, along with memorable quotes such as, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Customary in Davenport, Jr.’s works are the scrawlings of his personal thoughts and observations – scattered throughout in pockets of quiet spaces. Read More

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Police Mourn a Fallen Comrade, 2015,
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 34 x 53 inches
Seen and Unseen: Coupling

Willie Birch

Willie Birch has always been a storyteller, sharing with us his observations of everyday objects and imagery that have had a direct impact on him, and subtly extracting the patterns and symbology inherent within. Recently, the artist has begun to specifically examine the interconnections between the examined elements and how, when coupled together, the initial meanings expand and create yet another layer – a language both seen and unseen. Read More

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Gordon Parks

Muhammad Ali was one of the most photographed figures of the 20th century. Well known are the images of the braggart, the charmer, the ferocious fighter, however this exhibition of nine medium-scale photographs by Gordon Parks captures a softer side of the boxer – relaxed and introspective – further revealing Parks’ ability to connect with the people he photographed and the implicit trust between subject and photographer. Read More

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America, 2000, Charcoal on wood, flags, 
89 x 53 1/2 x 20 inches
First Impressions

Whitfield Lovell

“Whitfield Lovell: First Impressions” features the artist’s celebrated, bold assemblages of charcoal drawings on vintage wood paired with multivalent objects collectively illuminating the African American experience. Also exhibited, for the first time, are the artist’s lithograph prints – exquisitely detailed visages on wood veneer, vellum and vintage wallpaper flecked with floral and decorative patterns. Read More

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