Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis
@ Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Opening Friday, September 16th, from 5PM - 9PM
On view through Sunday, January 8th
The first comprehensive overview of the art of Norman Lewis presents this pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovator of Abstract Expressionism and a politically-conscious activist. Covering the 1930s to 1970s, the 90 paintings and works on paper process chronologically and thematically around six motifs: In the City, Visual Sound, Rhythm of Nature, Ritual, Civil Rights and Summation.
Exhibition Preview: Friday, September 16, 5–9pm
Panel discussion with exhibition curator Ruth Fine and artists Dawoud Bey, Torkwase Dyson and Amanda Williams. Claudia Cassidy Theater, 6-7:30pm
Gallery Talks with curator, Daniel Schulman: Wednesday, October 19 and November 16, 12:15pm
Image credit: Ritual, 1962. Oil on canvas, 51 x 63 ¾ inches. Courtesy of Tom Burrell, Chicago. ©Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York NY.
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