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Smokehouse, 1968-1970

Artwork created by Smokehouse Associates William T. Williams, Melvin Edwards, Guy Ciarcia and Billy Rose

Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Photo: Robert Colton, New York, NY

Apr 20Aug 27, 2017

Smokehouse, 1968–1970 presents archival images of the work of the Smokehouse Associates, artists who developed community-oriented public art projects in Harlem aimed at transforming space through vibrant, geometric abstract murals, and sculptures. Photographs by Robert Colton, a Smokehouse Associate, depict the collective’s original members, William T. Williams, Melvin Edwards, Guy Ciarcia, and Billy Rose at work in Harlem, often alongside local teenagers and elders.

Smokehouse, 1968–1970 is organized by Eric Booker, Exhibition Coordinator.