Rico Gatson: Icons 2007–2017

Exhibition Website

Apr 20 2017 - Aug 27 2017

Studio Museum in Harlem

New York City, NY

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.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Rico Gatson

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