Ascension II: A Legacy of Self-Taught African-American Artists of North Carolina
Lives Through Art
January 12, 2008 - March 22, 2008
The last three or four decades of the 20th century witnessed an explosion of interest in the work of inspired and gifted artists operating outside the framework of the institutional, academic art world. These largely self-taught individuals have often been characterized as contemporary folk or "outsider" artists. Many of them are from the American South, and a disproportionately large number of those southern-dwelling self-taught artists are African Americans. Their art has been the focus of several important exhibitions over the last thirty years, but this was the first major survey show of work by self-taught black artists in North Carolina.
|Henry Davis, Jr.
Clarence Antonio Wise