Black(ness) is Beautiful is an exhibition of new works by Alteronce Gumby (artist in residence, Harriet Hale Woolley scholar) presented at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris. In this series of abstract paintings Gumby uses dark shades of color to represent the state of black(ness) within a painting. This body of work is a reflection on African-American culture, the history of tonal painting and the perspective of the color black as an amalgamation. If you would like to find out more about Alteronce Gumby and his artistic inspirations, check out this interview (in French) on Cité Unie! Download the press release here.
About the Artist
Alteronce Gumby is an artist from New York City. He received his Masters’ in Fine Arts from Yale University in Painting and Printmaking in May 2016. Before coming to Paris, Gumby has previously participated in international residencies such as The Dumfries House in Scotland, UK, Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria and London Summer Intensive in London, UK. Gumby has also shown internationally with various group exhibitions in New York, London and Los Angeles. Gumby’s work has evolved predominantly around the process of painting, but has also explored expression in other forms such as ceramic, poetry and performance. Gumby was granted a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship through the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France for the 2016-17 academic year.
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The opening will take place on Wednesday, April 5 from 7-8.30pm as part of Art-Hop-Polis, art hopping at the Cité internationale. Two other residences – Sweden and Switzerland – also invite you to discover their exhibitions. The detailed program is available on CitéScope. Join the Facebook event page to receive a reminder!