About the Riverfront Art Gallery
The Black Iconic
Riverfront Library: February 2 – March 31, 2023
Artist Talk with Ricardo Osmondo Francis: Sunday, February 26, 1-2:30 pm
“THE BLACK ICONIC” is a solo art exhibition of recent paintings by Newark based mixed media artist and curator Ricardo Osmondo Francis.
Inspired by the complexity of African American identity, mythology, and painting itself, this exhibit features a wide array of Francis’ luminous paintings. Thematically the work delves into the Black identity through an often spiritual gaze all while commenting on pop culture, politics, sexuality, and also from the artist’s own life. Visually this exhibition is a brooding elegiac vision of the Black visage delineated in both grand decadence and technically through densely evocative images that are steeped in multicultural symbolism. All in all this exhibition deeply examines how Black people are perceived both socially and politically on the world stage.
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- UBUNTU: I Am Because We Are (September 25 – December 16, 2021)
- Here, There, Everywhere: Beyond Inclusion (August 12 – September 17, 2021)
First Thursday Gallery Hop
Now quarterly (February, April, June, and October)
Yonkers Arts Weekend
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