“Beauford Delaney: The Color Yellow”, a traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum, shines with incandescent abstractions and riveting portraits by this enigmatic nomadic artist. The charged works, mostly from the 50’s and 60’s, are linked by the color yellow and an intensity of vision. “Edgar Arceneaux: Drawings of Removal” presents a behind the scenes look at an art installation in progress/process. And, the engaging loaded work of 2001-2002 Artists-in-Residence: Kira Lynn Harris, Adia Millett and Kehinde Wiley is featured in “Ironic/Iconic”. This 30 year-old program, central to the heart of the Studio Museum, provides studios and stipends to promising artists of African descent. Also of note is “Expanding the Walls: Making Connections between Photography, History, and Community”, encompassing photographs taken by participants in this intergenerational program and images from the James VanDerZee Archives which inspired them.

For more information on these exhibitions which close throughout September, and other fine programs, visit The Studio Museum in Harlem.

- amy berk [Wednesday, August 28th, 2002]


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