Artistic Talk with Andrew Markus Bell

In partnership with The New York Public Library and the Center for Arts Education, the Manhattan Neighborhood Network--El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center proudly presents a 2016 Black History Month Exhibition of Contemporary African American Art and Thought, "A Voyage in Visual Metaphors: Tracing Consciousness in Art from the Nile to Now."  More than 1000 pointillisms and drawings, paintings, mixed media art made by Andrew Markus Bell will be on view at all sites listed below for the month of February.  A series of events spanning the month will include receptions, artist talks and demonstrations, parties and performances and other presentations by community organizations and elected officials.  Twenty percent of proceeds from all visual art sold will be evenly divided and donated to Sheltering Arms New York and Emmaus House.  For prices and locations of each work, please see the artist's website.

This exhibition is an abstract and contemporary addition to the lineage of Art begun on the Horn of Africa, carried across the Continent East to West, and scattered throughout the Americas North to South.  Rooted in tens of thousands of years of ancient African Civilization, tempered by more than five hundred years of Western enslavement, segregation, and policed enfranchisement; African Cultures in the Western Hemisphere have developed uniquely among themselves, especially in the language of visual art.  Inasmuch as Africans in the Western Diaspora, most notably in the United States, have continuously produced inventions and innovations of the highest caliber in every realm of society, it is certainly so in our visual art from the Nile to Now.

 

This exhibition was conceived and organized by Andrew Markus Bell, 31, a Florida-native in New York City since 2005. Bell is a self-taught full-time artist living and working in Harlem and Brooklyn Heights.

 

AUGUST 2016: A Voyage in Visual Metaphors: Abstract Visual Analysis of Poverty in the American Public Housing Experiment, an exhibition made with material found in the stairwells of East Harlem New York City Housing Authority Buildings.

 

For more information about this event, please call the library at 212-662-9727 or visit this webpage.

WHEN
February 16, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
George Bruce Library
518 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027
United States
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CONTACT
George Bruce Library · 212-662-9727

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