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Winfred Rembert

Beyond Memory

Winfred Rembert

Winfred Rembert, Chain Gang Picking Cotton (detail), 2011, Dye on carved and tooled leather, 30” x 32 ¾”,
Courtesy Adelson Galleries Boston.

November 17, 2013–February 23, 2014

Members Only Reception

Saturday, November 16, 6–8pm

Film Screening

All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert
Sunday, January 19, 4pm
Screening followed by Question and Answer session with artist Winfred Rembert.

Artist Demonstration

Monday, January 20, 2-4pm
During Martin Luther King Jr. Free Family Day (learn more)

Gallery Talk

Sunday, February 9, 3pm
Cultural Legacies: Jacob Lawrence and Winfred Rembert
By Patricia Hills, Professor, Department of the History of Art & Architecture, Boston University


About the Exhibition

Danforth Art is pleased to present the work of Winfred Rembert, a self-taught artist whose colorful biography is interpreted through vibrant visual representations carved on tooled leather. A turbulent and captivating personal narrative winds through works detailing life growing up African-American in the rural South, time spent on a chain gang, and the artist’s involvement with the Civil Rights Movement. Rembert’s lyrical use of form and color, meticulous geometric patterning, and distinctive use of material read like unsettling yet mesmerizing history paintings.

About the Film

 

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Screening of All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert
and Artist Demonstration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Supported By

Adelson Galleries Boston

 

 

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