Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now
Titus Kaphar

July 23 - November 18, 2012

Savannah College of Art and Design Museum, Savannah, GA

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As She Waits, 2012
Oil and tar on canvas
41 x 50.5 inches
104.1 x 128.3 cm
Photography by Adam Reich

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"Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now" showcases works from the Walter O. Evans Collection by acclaimed African American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in dialogue with contemporary artists who utilize the body as a primary focus. In so doing, this exhibition explores the lineage of figurative art across generations and media. It examines how the body, in all its myriad forms, has been and continues to be depicted, and articulates the relationship of these pioneering African American artists to contemporary artistic practices.

Selected artists from the Evans Collection include: Charles Alston, Richmond Barthé, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Aaron Douglas, Robert Scott Duncanson, Edwin A. Harleston, Clementine Hunter and Marion Perkins.

Selected contemporary artists include: Radcliffe Bailey, Chantal Joffe, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh, Loretta Lux, Wardell Milan, Youssef Nabil, Aïda Ruilova, Claudette Schreuders, Alec Soth and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.