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March 2008

Barkley Hendricks

March 6 - 28



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This year's Bannister Society biannual exhibtion offers a focus on African American Art in the tradition of E.M. Bannister and his fascination with the landscape.

Barkley Hendricks is an academy-trained painter who has spent The last 30 years creating work that speaks to the contemporary while remaining firmly rooted in the time honored traditions of art making.

Hendricks can be best defined as a painter of both the cultural landscape and the natural landscape.

Concurrent with the Bannister Exhibition a retrospective of his work is being shown at Duke University. Trevor Schoonmaker is curating the exhibition there. Hendricks continues to exhibit his work in venues around the world.

A graduate of Yale School of art with an MFA in painting Hendricks is a full professor at Connecticut College in New London CT.

Reception: March 20, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery Night

Nasher Museum

“Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool,” the first career retrospective of the American artist’s paintings, will be on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from Feb. 7 through July 13, 2008.Outside Linkwww.nasher.duke.edu.

This exhibition is the first career painting retrospective of renowned American artist Barkley L. Hendricks.  As seen through 57 paintings from 1964 to the present, his work stands out as being ahead of its time, connecting the movements of American realism and post-modernism. Best known for his life-sized portraits of people of color, Hendricks’s bold portrayal of his subject’s attitude and style elevates the common person to near celebrity status. Cool, empowering and sometimes confrontational, Hendricks’ artistic privileging of a culturally complex black body has paved the way for today’s younger generation of artists. This unprecedented exhibition of Hendricks’ paintings will include work from 1964 to the present. Trevor Schoonmaker, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, organized the show. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated 140-page catalogue distributed by Duke University Press and available at the Nasher Museum Store.

The exhibition will travel to the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Vogue magazine included the exhibition in its “The Vogue 25” cultural highlights of 2008.

Hall Space Gallery

Linda Binder: Unspoken Language


Binder is an artist impacted by the modernist movement and works to create a vocabulary that has informed directions while Keeping true to her creative process.

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