Emerging Artists from Art of the African Diaspora
Exhibition: September 14 – November 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Art of the African Diaspora, New Visions assembles a group of four Bay Area artists whose work is on the cutting edge of their disciplines. The selected artists – Kim Champion, Tiffany Conway, Ashara Ekundayo and Bertrell Smith – are all within the first ten years of publicly showing their artwork, are at a critical juncture in their careers as fine artists, and have shown work in the Art of the African Diaspora exhibition in the past two years. These four artists employ painting, photography, collage, and vibrant color palettes to engage viewers in their unique expressions of the experience of the fullness and vibrancy of Black expression. Though the four artists work in different mediums and approaches to creating their artworks, New Visions places the works in dialogue with one another to demonstrate the diversity of artwork coming from emerging Black artists in the Bay Area.
New Visions is organized by Oakland-based artist, educator, and independent curator Demetri Broxton.
Top Image: Tiffany Conway, Your Soul Knows the Way, 2019