Jennie C. JonesPassing Tones and Broken Chords August 14 – November 8, 2020 Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown presents Jennie C. Jones’ first exhibition with the Gallery, Passing Tones and Broken Chords. The show features new 2020 Acoustic Panel Paintings that further expand on the artist’s research into the sonic, honing her use of materials and approach to color and form.
Lorraine O'GradyArt is... 1983/2009 Lorraine O’Grady’s Art Is … (1983/2009) was a joyful performance in Harlem’s 1983 African-American Day Parade. O’Grady created the work as a rebuttal to an acquaintance’s assertion that “avant-garde art doesn’t have anything to do with Black people.” Putting avant-garde art into the largest Black space she could think of—the million-plus viewers of the parade—she sought to prove her friend wrong.
Betty ParsonsHeated Sky April 9 – May 19, 2020 Alexander Gray Associates presents its second exhibition of works by Betty Parsons (1900–1982), Heated Sky. The paintings and works on paper from the height of Parsons’ engagement with abstraction from the 1960s to mid-1970s foreground the artist’s attunement to nature and the landscape. Parsons’ keen observation of the natural world was the ground for compositional methods ranging from loose biomorphism to geometric order, always featuring a dynamic sense of color.