Roots of Color exhibition in Harlem
New York, NY… In the exhibition Root of Color, artists showcase the role that color has played in bridging cultures, emotions, and traditions throughout history. For this special show in AHL’s uptown gallery, four artists of Korean and Afro-Latino backgrounds were selected.
AHL Foundation, Inc. supports artists of Korean heritage working in the United States and promotes exposure of their work in today’s highly competitive contemporary art world. Their mission is to seek, identify and promote talented Korean and Korean-American artists active in the United States; provide the artists with a platform and resources to further develop their talents; and host educational, cultural, and artistic events with the goal of building wider public awareness of contemporary artists of Korean heritage.
In the words of Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director of West Harlem Art Fund and guest curator of this exhibition, “Harlem has become a home for people from multiple diasporas. I believe that we share a lot of the same dreams and struggles. We need to dialogue”.
View the large sculptures by Tai Hwa Goh in the exhibition appear to come alive; then there’s Chanee Choi’s new digital and animation art; Francisco Alvarado-Juarez’s has photography collages; and Luis Pagan presents abstract paintings with religious overtones
Root of Color opens with a reception on March 18, 2023 at 3 p.m. and runs through April 28, 2023. The address of the gallery is 2605 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030 at the corner of 139th Street. Public hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5pm. The phone number is 646-590-2900.
An artist talk will be held on March 19th at 2 pm moderated by Savona Bailey-McClain