Oct 19th 2017

For much of his life Purvis Young ((1943-2010) lived and worked in the Overtown section of Miami. His paintings, rendered in ink or paint on found materials ranging from scrap lumber, manila folders, and wallpaper books, center on a small, repeating group of images that included horses, trucks, trains, lines of people, and close-up images of the faces, sometimes behind bars. The Block Museum presents “Looking Life Right Straight in the Face”: The Art of Purvis Young from September 23 – December 10, 2017.

Lisa Corrin, exhibition curator and the Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum will be joined in conversation with Debra Kerr, Director of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art for a gallery talk about this exhibition and the artist’s life.

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