Perceptions

Harold Newton. Untitled, 1960s. Oil on Masonite board. “In 1955, 19-year-old African American artist Harold Newton was convinced by A. E. Backus, a prominent Florida landscape artist, to create paintings of landscapes rather than religious scenes.[6] Newton sold his landscapes from the trunk of his car because art galleries in South Florida refused to represent African Americans.[7] The following…

Perceptions

Patrisse Cullors. A Prayer For The Runner, June 2020. “Patrisse Cullors, the performance artist and activist best known for co-founding Black Lives Matter in 2013, unveiled a new work on Saturday in collaboration with UCLA’s Fowler Museum. The performance piece, A Prayer for the Runner, honors the life of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old who was…