"Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now"

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, "Pas a Cote de N'importe Ou," oil on canvas, 63" x 70" x 7/8", 2010. Collection of Susan and Tim Frautschi. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Aaron Douglas, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers (For Langston Hughes)," pen and ink on paper, 5.5" x 11", 1941. SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Gift of Dr. Walter O. Evans and Mrs. Linda J. Evans.

"Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now"

July 23-Dec. 9, 2012
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
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"Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now" showcases works from the Walter O. Evans Collection by acclaimed African American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in dialogue with contemporary artists who utilize the body as a primary focus. In so doing, this exhibition explores the lineage of figurative art across generations and media. It examines how the body, in all its myriad forms, has been and continues to be depicted, and articulates the relationship of these pioneering African American artists to contemporary artistic practices.

Selected artists from the Evans Collection include: Charles Alston, Richmond Barthé, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Aaron Douglas, Robert Scott Duncanson, Edwin A. Harleston, Clementine Hunter and Marion Perkins.

Selected contemporary artists include: Radcliffe Bailey, Chantal Joffe, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh, Loretta Lux, Wardell Milan, Youssef Nabil, Aïda Ruilova, Claudette Schreuders, Alec Soth and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Reception: Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.

The exhibition and reception are free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.