January 15th to February 27th, 2021
New drawings by Springfield artist Andrae Green
This expressive series of drawings in oils was done in response to the George Floyd murder and features solo dancers as avatars of freedom. Andrae's intent is that they inspire in these turbulent times. Floyd's last words were not only "I can’t breathe", he also called for his mother. Andrae says, "That led me to think about woman as an avatar for freedom. Freedom of movement and self expression are keys to what it means to be human."
Andrae previously showed large-scale paintings, "Backscatter", in our gallery in 2019.
10% of sales from this exhibit will be donated to the George Floyd Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Floyd’s sister and family members. The foundation’s mission is to eradicate systemic racism, eliminate police brutality, promote social justice, and protect the civil rights of all people of color.
About Andrae Green:
Andrae is a painter whose work explores the nuances of the collective consciousness that has been shaped by time, mythology, and memory. Green was born in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2006, he was awarded a grant sponsored by the Jamaican government and the Chase Fund to obtain his MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art. In 2011, he was awarded a residency at the CAC Troy, NY. In 2012, he was one of two artists chosen to represent Jamaica in the Beijing Biennale. In 2013, Green was selected as a part of the American delegation that represented the US at the Salon de Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. In 2019, he was artist-in-residence at "Experience Jamaique" in Geneva. His paintings have been shown in the US, Jamaica, Canada, China, and France, and are in public and private collections around the world. He lives in Springfield with his wife, artist Priya Nadkarni Green.
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