Pin It

Elizabeth Catlett — Preview 

Legendary African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett is best known as a social-realist printmaker and sculptor of sleekly expressionistic figures, but her drawings are far less familiar. This show of prints and drawings provides a rare look at a little-known side of an artist whose emblematic depictions of black figures ranging from Louis Armstrong to female farm workers were actually produced long after she took up residence in Mexico, where she has lived since her marriage to Mexican artist Francisco Mora in 1947. No less iconic than her famous circa-1970 female Sharecropper print, her much-less-known 2002 drawing Young Woman (pictured) conveys the finely chiseled humanism that has defined so much of Catlett's output. Still active at 93, she personifies the tenacity and timelessness she so effectively captures in her work. — D. Eric Bookhardt

DRAWINGS — SIX DECADES: Drawings and Prints by Elizabeth Catlett

Through February

Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave., 568-9050;

click to enlarge art_rec-2.jpg


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Pin It
Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in Art Review

Spotlight Events

  • Eclipsed @ Loyola University New Orleans, Marquette Theatre, Marquette Hall
    6363 St. Charles Ave.

    • Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Through May 6, 3 p.m. Continues through May 5
  • Big Easy Awards @ The Orpheum Theater
    129 University Place

    • Mon., April 23, 7 p.m.
  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave.

    • First Saturday of every month

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation