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Frank Bowling | Bending the Grid an ongoing series

Solo show at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey.. 2003
Date: 18 September, 2003 until 10 December, 2003
Curator: Dorothy Désir
Organiser: Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Frank Bowling | Bending the Grid an ongoing series, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey, USA [18 September - 10 December 2003].

The exhibition was subtitled Black Identity and Resistance in the Art of Frank Bowling, curated by Dorothy Désir, Spencer Richards, Associate Curator.

From the exhibition’s press release, “NEWARK, NJ-Aljira inaugurates Bending the Grid, a series of exhibitions which examine the production of outstanding artists chosen from among accomplished, yet under-recognized national and international practitioners. While often grounded in rational modernist principles, each selected artist finds personal ways to adapt, or circumvent traditional, or rigid aspects of formalism. The series opens with the exhibition Bending the Grid: Black Identity and Resistance in the Art of Frank Bowling, September 18-December 10, 2003.”

This was one of a number of important exhibitions by Frank Bowling, moreso because it was accompanied by a substantial catalogue including examples of Bowling’s earlier work, as well as examples of his subsequent map paintings, and reproductions of more recent work.

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2003

People in this exhibition

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Exhibition venues

»  Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey.

Newark, New Jersey, USA, United States of America