Sunday, November 16, 2008

Barkley. Neither Gnarls nor Charles.

Barkley L. Hendricks has been laying down the paints of reality since before I was dropped out my mama. Each piece depicts a soul in its true state. Vibrant and radiant, his subjects shine from their canvases and take you to the place from whence they lived and breathed in their moment of capture. His latest showing is at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC right up until the days of spring. Appropriately titled "Birth of the Cool," the collection drips with a majestic beauty and a love of human beings and life.
Here is a youtube video of his exhibit at Nasher Museum of Art/Duke University:

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