Engage: Artists in Visual Dialogue
Dates: October 9 to November 21, 2020
Engage: Artists in Visual Dialogue is an inclusive exhibition curated by Stephen J. Tyson, MFA that responds to the present moment, celebrates diverse heritages, and envisions new futures. Spanning 91 years and featuring 22 artists of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, whose subject matter and creative media vary greatly, Engage invites the viewer to see our world through many perspectives as each artist shares a unique and compelling story of the human experience.
Artists: Adál, Marcus K. Anderson, Anthony Barboza, Royal G. Brown Jr., Roger Cabán, Susan Clark, Francelise Dawkins, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, Juan Genovés, Daesha Devón Harris, Joe Harris, Jacqueline A. Lake-Sample, Fern Logan, Obaro, Ted Pontiflet, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Coreen Simpson, David Tyson, James Van Der Zee, Takeyce Walter, Elizabeth Zunon.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation and the New York State Harlem Art Collection/New York State Office of General Services.
NOTES: Free and open to the public. Visitors must call the gallery phone at 518-337-2390 to gain entrance to the building. Due to Covid-19 precautions all gallery visitors are asked to fill out this simple survey 48 hours in advance.
Francelise Dawkins, Extended Hands that Hold to Give, 2018, Textile collage, 12 x 12 inches, Courtesy the Artist
Fern Logan, Transition, 1974-75, Gelatin silver prints, Overall, framed: 12 x 15 ½ inches, © Fern Logan, 1975
Elizabeth Zunon, One Plastic Bag (Cover), 2014, Oil paint with cut paper and plastic bag collage on gessoed paper, 13 by 16 inches (framed), Courtesy the Artist.
Rising Together (Spring Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam), Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, New York City, April 15, 1967 Photograph (printed in 2020 from a scanned Kodachrome 35mm slide) 7” x 10 1/2″ Courtesy Stephen J. Tyson
Adál, Un Problema con la Conversación, 1976, Gelatin silver print, 7 x 5 ⅜ inches, Courtesy of New York State Harlem Art Collection/New York State Office of General Services, © Adál Maldonado, 1976