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Rico Gatson Icons 2007–2017
Apr 20, 2017 - Aug 27, 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

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.

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