“What’s It All About” Exhibition

Jenkins Johnson Projects

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Jenkins Johnson Projects presents What’s It All About, an exhibition bringing together a multi-generational group of abstract artists. The exhibition features renowned professors Dewey Crumpler, San Francisco Art Institute, and Lisa Corinne Davis, Hunter College. Participating artists include Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Patrick Alston, Carmen Neely, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Emma Soucek and Jason Stopa. Exhibition essay by Amarie Gipson, Writer and Critic.

Dewey Crumpler is a multi-disciplinary artist who examines issues of globalization and cultural commodification through abstract and representational painting, video and installation works. Crumpler is an Associate Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he taught many critically acclaimed artists, including Kehinde Wiley, Deborah Roberts and Tomashi Jackson.

Crumpler has an upcoming survey at The Richmond Arts Center. He is in permanent collections including the Oakland Museum of California; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; and the California African American Museum, Los Angeles. Crumper was recently included in Tate Modern’s “Soul of a Nation” and Zoé Whitley’s Frieze London, “Possessions: Spirituality and the Art of Our Time”. He is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, the Flintridge Foundation Award, and the Fleishhacker Foundation Fellowship Eureka Award.

Lisa Corinne Davis uses abstraction to explore race, culture, and history, challenging classification and contingency. She has taught art for the past twenty-five years at institutions including Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union School of Art, and Yale University. Davis is currently Professor of Art, and Head of Painting at Hunter College in New York.

Her work is in institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She is the recipient of the 2021 Arts and Letters Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts’ Visual Artist Fellowship, and three New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowships.



from July 17, 2021 to August 27, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-07-17 from 15:00 to 18:00

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