EXHIBITION: Self-Taught Artist Purvis Young

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: University of Alabama gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

Categories: Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Art and Art History

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents Purvis Young: Born in Liberty City, September 6 through October 25, 2019, in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibition of 27 pieces by the self-taught artist has been selected entirely from the Seiler Zaden Rimes Collection, with the assistance of UA alumnus Richard Zaden. The public is invited to a First Friday reception, September 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Purvis Young was a self-taught artist known for his expressive collages and paintings. Made on found objects, including scrap metal, book pages, and discarded envelops, his richly colored depictions of trucks, figures, and coil-shaped abstractions described a fraught, yet inspired experience of living in the poverty stricken Overtown neighborhood of Miami.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Contact Info: Daniel White, dlwhite4@ua.edu, 205-345-3844

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