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Glen Echo, MD, WOVEN: Threads of Identity in Abstract Expressionism

August 2 - September 29

Glen Echo Park Galleries in Partnership with The Black Art Today Foundation presents WOVEN: Threads of Identity in Abstract Expressionism. On view August 2- September 29, 2024 at the Popcorn Gallery. Opening Reception August 2, 2024 6-8pm.

We’re thrilled to announce the talented artists selected for our upcoming exhibit,WOVEN: Threads of Identity in Abstract Expressionism. These visionaries impressed us with their unique styles and captivating works. Get ready to be amazed by: Marie Antoinette, Tommi Blake, Anita Henley Carrington, Dr. Vanessa Chappell Lee, Maria Lana Queen, Alma Roberts, Dr. Yemonja Smalls, Dr. Harriet Smith, and
Janet B. Waters

Curatorial Statement: WOVEN: Threads of Identity in Abstract Expressionism,  showcases the dynamic and powerful works of contemporary Black women artists who utilize the language of Abstract Expressionism.

Abstract Expressionism, a movement known for its focus on emotion, gesture, and individuality, becomes a powerful tool for these artists to explore themes of identity, race, and resilience. Through bold colors, gestural marks, and innovative techniques, they challenge traditional narratives and forge their own visual vocabulary.

This exhibition celebrates the artistic mastery and unique perspectives of Black women in the contemporary art world, while also acknowledging the historical exclusion of these artists from the canon of Abstract Expressionism.