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Rico Gatson

Icons 2007–2017

Icons 2007–2017

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Rico Gatson

Nina, 2007

Colored pencil, marker, photocollage on paper, 22 1/4 × 30 in.

Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Photo: Lanternier

Rico Gatson

Double Amiri, 2014

Colored pencil, marker, photocollage on paper, 22 × 30 in.

Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Icons 2007–2017

Rico Gatson

Nina, 2007

Colored pencil, marker, photocollage on paper, 22 1/4 × 30 in.

Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Photo: Lanternier

Icons 2007–2017

Rico Gatson

Double Amiri, 2014

Colored pencil, marker, photocollage on paper, 22 × 30 in.

Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Apr 20Aug 27, 2017

Rico Gatson: Icons 2007–2017 presents a selection of the artist’s works on paper featuring renowned figures of African-American history and culture, sourced from well-known photographs. By juxtaposing these found photographs with hard-edge geometric lines in a palette featuring red, Black and green—implying Pan-Africanism—Gatson evokes the foundational importance to Black consciousness of the people who are depicted, while also emphasizing the cultural, social and political implications of color and pattern.

Rico Gatson: Icons 2007–2017 is organized by Hallie Ringle, Assistant Curator.