PREVIEW: Romare Bearden @ MoAD

Right now in Downtown San Francisco, there’s an artistic treat that should not be missed.  It’s the Romare Bearden exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD).  Here’s a brief summation with images:

This touring exhibition and presentation is entitled “From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden.” and it features 84 select print types taken from Bearden’s expansive career.  Bearden, an artist of African American descent, is acknowledged by art aficionados, collectors and historians as one of the most creative, original, prolific visual artists of the twentieth century.

The show is organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation, and it includes lithographs, etchings, collagraphs, and other prints created over a three decade span by Bearden. “From Process to Print” runs May 6 through Sunday, July 3, 2011.

Select images of works presented in the show follow below, and a feature-length interview with Grace Stanislaus–Executive Director of MoAD–will soon be published upon the relaunch of MaxEternity.com scheduled to occur the first week in June 2011.  A complete bio of Bearden can be found here.

“Fall of Troy” by Romare Bearden (Image credit found at end of article)

“Mother and Child” by Romare Bearden (Image credit found at end of article)

“Out Chorus” by Romare Bearden (Image credit found at end of article)

“The Family” by Romare Bearden (Image credit found at end of article)

“The Train” by Romare Bearden (Image credit found at end of article)

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The Fall of Troy, 1979 (from the Odysseus Series) Screenprint Edition 125. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Estate. Art© Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NY, NY

Mother and Child, c. 1972 Screenprint Edition 200. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Estate. Art© Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NY, NY

Out Chorus, 1979–80 Etching and Aquatint Edition 200. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Estate. Art© Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NY, NY

The Family, 1975 Etching and Aquatint, Edition 25; Courtesy of Alex Rosenberg, New York, New York. Art© Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NY, NY

The Train, 1975 Etching and Aquatint Edition 125. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Estate. Art© Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NY, NY


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