ST. PAUL (Dec. 11, 2012) — Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery is pleased to present Black and White. The exhibit runs from Jan. 24 through March 1 with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4:30 –7 p.m. This is followed by an artists’ talk from 7–8 p.m.
Gallery hours are Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Fridays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is located at the Saint Paul Campus in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul.
This exhibition, part of February’s Black History Month programming, features the work of three African-American artists: Ta-Coumba Aiken (Saint Paul), Joseph Norman (Atlanta, Ga.) and the late Gordon Parks.
As the title Black and White suggests, each artist works with graphic contrasting values as a formal element of his work while the theme of these powerful works deals with concepts of race. Each artist is addressing one wall of the gallery: paintings by Aiken, prints by Norman and photographs by Parks.
Interim gallery director Amy Sands said, “Like the visually engaging black and white tessellations of MC Escher, negative and positive imagery melt together to create cohesive wholes.
In a similar manner, we see the potential to address meaningful content through the yin and the yang of these three artists’ artworks.”
For more information about the exhibit, contact Amy Sands, interim gallery director, at 651-793-1631 or e-mail [email protected]