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Be­tween Worlds:the Art of Bill

Tray­lor will be on view from Septem­ber 28 to March 17, 2019 as a com­pre­hen­sive look into the life of an artist born into slav­ery.tray­lor’s work high­lights his de­vel­op­ment as an artist and in­ter­pre­ta­tion of life as a for­merly en­slaved African Amer­i­can, doc­u­ment­ing plan­ta­tion memories and cul­ture of­ten painted on dis­carded card­board boxes and cards.the cross­road of white and black cul­ture un­folds in his art through nar­ra­tion and ab­strac­tion—a rare per­sonal look into the story of Amer­ica.

Bill Tray­lor (ca. 1853-1949), Un­ti­tled (Yel­low and Blue House with Fig­ures and Dog/ Fel­low in­side read­ing. Man in yard. Smokes pipe, fon­dles gun while dog looks at him. Man goes up lad­der af­ter chicken. His home at...”), 1939. Col­ored pen­cil on...

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