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Randell Henry: The Power of Abstraction - June 27, 2017

Randell Henry: The Power of Abstraction

Randell Henry: The Power of Abstraction

Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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African American Museum

Randell Henry: The Power of Abstraction

Randell Henry creates large, colorful, paint collages incorporating Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, and the influence of Kente cloth of the West African Akan culture. He is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been a painting professor at Southern University there for over twenty years. His most recent interest is in doing miniature paintings as well as large paintings and exploring how they influence each other.

Henry began making collages in 1980 by cutting and tearing his drawings and putting the pieces together in inventive ways. Like Romare Bearden, he began to add photographic pieces and bits and pieces of fabric and painted papers to make collages that played on themes related to family life, couples, Blues and Jazz Music and mythological subjects.

No longer using photographic images, Henry relies on paint, graphic media and his own painted papers, fabric and imagination to make his collages more invented. Like Bearden, he enjoys improvising as images and forms develop while watching the collage open up as he works.

African American Museum
May 18-October 28, 2017
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



Exhibition    |    African American Museum    |    Recurring set