This is the second time I have visited the Charles White Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago. This collection of prints, sketches, paintings, and photographs is the first major retrospective of his work in over thirty-five years. The first time, I saw this shortly after the John Singer Sargent exhibit, and there was no contest: Charles White’s pieces speak even though he is no longer with us.
The video at the beginning of the exhibit is available here. One of the most notable parts is hearing White say, “…man is basically good. I have to start with this premise in my work.” Incredible. It is at the AIC through September 3rd. Pictures and additional musings including a link to exhibition materials are available below in the reblog!
(Soldier, Charles White) A Charles White retrospective is at the amazing Art Institute of Chicago right now through September third. The Art Institute, on its web page Charles White at the Art Institute of Chicago, states: Charles White, born and educated in Chicago, was one of the preeminent artists to emerge during the city’s Black […]