Nelson Stevens “Work from the 60s to the Present”

Kravets/Wehby Gallery

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Over the last 50 years, Nelson Stevens’ vibrant and frenetic work portrays icons of our society from Malcolm X to Stevie Wonder. At a 1970 AfriCOBRA exhibition at The Studio Museum, Nelson’s work helped celebrate and define the Black Arts Movement in America. Artist and printmaker Nelson Stevens will have his first solo exhibition in many decades, with work from the 1960s to the present. As a toddler in Bed-Stuy, his parents would cover the house with butcher paper to keep him from drawing on the furniture and walls. During FESTAC’77, Nelson recalls being summoned to Fela’s compound because of an image of Malcolm X saying “From one artist to another.”

Stevens’ artwork is currently on view at The Broad in “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983”, opening at The de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco November, 2019. “Soul of a Nation” was seen at Tate Modern, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. His work from “AfriCOBRA Now: Nation Time” at MOCA North Miami is included the 2019 Venice Biennale.



from September 05, 2019 to October 17, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-09-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Nelson Stevens

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