Date & Time:
Thu October 19, 2017
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Open to the public
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 Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum will be joined in conversation with Debra Kerr, Director of the Intuit Art Center, and Neysa Page-Lieberman, Director of Exhibitions at Columbia College, for a gallery talk about the exhibition and the life of this underrecognized American artist.
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