(e)merge Art Fair (Photos)

Alex Podesta

I was able to take some time to check out some of the work at the (e)merge Art Fair that took place over the weekend at the Capital Skyline Hotel in DC. (e)merge brings together a collection of artists and galleries that are making moves in the contemporary art world.

I missed all of the performance art this year (dang) but there was still so many other things to enjoy. I thought that I’d share some of the pieces that I was able to capture. Enjoy!

Artists in Black History: Sam Gilliam

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Sam Gilliam (b. 1933 – ) is one of the most important artists to know in the genres of Color Field painting and Abstract Expressionism. Associated with the Washington Color School, one of his biggest contributions was being the first … Continue reading

Black Artists in History: Kehinde Wiley

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Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977 –  ) is a contemporary artist based in New York that is currently cementing himself in the world of portrait painting. He is known for his often large-scale, realistic paintings of urban males around the globe. … Continue reading

Black Artists in History: Renee Stout

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The bio from her website: Renee Stout grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. In 1985 she moved to Washington, D.C. and began to explore the roots of her African American heritage. She … Continue reading