ERIC Number: ED394899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
ASHE: Improvisation & Recycling in African-American Visionary Art.
This exhibition guide provides critical analysis, historical perspective, and brief biographies of 15 self-taught African-American artists whose works were displayed. "Ashe," an African word meaning "the power to make things happen," was used as the theme of the exhibition. The guide verbalizes the exhibit's investigation of the methods of making art and the motives of the makers by exploring the choice of materials (recycled objects) and the modes of creation (improvisational). Chapter one is entitled "Sorting Out a Context for Self-taught Art." The critique also examines the works' intellectual lineage traced from African spiritualism. Artists featured in this exhibition are: (1) E. M. Bailey; (2) Hawkins Bolden; (3) T. J. Bowman; (4) Thornton Dial; (5) Thornton Dial, Jr.; (6) Ralph Griffin; (7) Bessie Harvey; (8) Lonnie Holley; (9) Joe Light; (10) Ronald Lockett; (11) Charlie Lucas; (12) Leroy Person; (13) Juanita Rogers; (14) Arthur Spain; and (15) Jimmie Lee Sudduth. (MM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Winston-Salem State Univ., NC. Diggs Gallery.
Identifiers: African Americans
Note: Printed on colored paper with color photographs and may not reproduce well. Funding also received from the James T. Diggs Memorial Fund and the United Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.