Dream Big

January 2012 Newsletter

Dream Big. Happy New Year! This month we are highlighting artists Sam Gilliam and Frank X. Tolbert in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and in anticipation of African American History Month.  The primitive quality of Tolbert’s pieces recall African works, while the vibrant abstractions of Gilliam’s paintings make him one of the foremost African American Color Field painters.
Image above by Sam Gilliam, Untitled, 2001, Screenprint, 35 1/4 x 40 1/2 inches, Edition of 108, Price: $1,800.00

Sam Gilliam‘s works have been described as belonging to Abstract Expressionism and Lyrical Abstraction.  He is recognized as the first artist to introduce the idea of a painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars, a major contribution to the Color Field School.  Recently, he has worked with polypropylene, computer generated imaging, metallic andiridescent acrylics, hand-made paper, aluminum, steel, and plastic.

Frank X. Tolbert

Leaves I, 2003

Relief Etching

Image: 15 x 11 inches

Paper: 22 x 15 inches

Edition 8 of 10


Price: $700.00

Frank X. Tolbert works primarily in printmaking and documents his surroundings, companions, travels, and adventures.  Largely inspired by African art, Tolbert’s work has been extensively exhibited in the United States, including at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

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