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Corine Jennings

Corine Jennings contributed a text on Frank Bowling to a modest but nevertheless important brochure for a 1993 exhibition - Frank Bowling Paintngs 1981 - 1992 - held at National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C Street, NW, Washington, DC, March 25 to June 23 1993.

An image of Bowling’s appeared on the cover (Girls in the City (detail) 1991, Acrylic on canvas), and an edited essay by Corine Jennings also featured. Extract as follows: “Bowling’s works of the late 1950s and 1960s were figurative and often political in nature. In 1966, he moved to New York City where he became involved with the abstract African American artists of his generation, and met noted Euro-American painters Jules Olitski and Larry Poons. By the early 1970s he had moved towards abstract painting that consisted of thin, luminous washes infused with metallic pigment, often dripped or poured. He constructed intricate contraptions to control the flow of paint, and he continued to experiment; he found a rype of gel that could be used to create a tough, irregular surface.”

The brochure text was Adapted from an essay by Corine Jennings in Croisement des Parcours-A/Cross Currents: Synthesis in African American Abstract Painting, a cultural presentation of the Arts America Program, USIA and the Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, published for the 1992 Dakar International Biennale.

Corine Jennings is the director of Kenkeleba House, New York City, NY.

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1993