Montclair Art Museum

Montclair, NJ



Whitfield Lovell: Portrayals


"Whitfield Lovell: Portrayals" opens January 28th at The Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. This traveling exhibition organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art features a new body of work by artist Whitfield Lovell. His latest format includes figurative imagery of one or more persons drawn on old wooden planks. These 17 charcoal on wood works are set against a wall and surrounded by antique, found objects. The exhibition will be on view through June 17, 2001. Vintage photographs still provide a basis for many of Lovell's new pieces, inspiring environmental assemblages. He motivates speculation about the subjects' lives and experiences. A sense of personal history is incorporated into these assemblages that reflects the artist's African-American heritage.

Lovell was born in 1959 and grew up in the Bronx. His mother's family is from the South and his father's is from the Barbados. He graduated in 1981 from Cooper Union and has traveled extensively in Europe and Africa.

Lovell's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the Jersey City Museum.

The Montclair Art Museum's presentation of the exhibition is organized by Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator, and will be accompanied by educational programming, gallery lectures, and family programs.

Concurrently on view in MAM's galleries will be Imagination to Image: Pictorialist Photographs from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and American Indian Portraits: Elbridge Ayer Burbank in the West (1897-1910)

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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