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AfriCOBRA: Now

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On June 16, 2018Kravets Wehby Gallery (521 W 21st St, New York, NY) will make history when it debuts AfriCOBRA: Now, a group exhibition of work by founding, current and former members of AfriCOBRA

Arguably the longest-running artist collective in America founded in 1968 by five Chicago-based artists, AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) arose from the Black Power Movement and sought to change the world. AfriCOBRA's mission centers around positivity for the people, and their artists rhythmically toe the line between abstraction and figuration. 

AfriCOBRA: Now will commemorate the 50th year anniversary of its founding by sharing diverse works dating from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition will include work by Akili Ron Anderson, Kevin Cole, Adger Cowans, Murry DePillars, Jeff Donaldson, Michael D. Harris, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, James Phillips, Gerald Williams, Nelson Stevens, Frank Smith and Renee Stout. 

 Renee Stout, The Black Wall, 2008  34 x 42.5 x 4.5 in.  Acrylic, mixed media, wood, glass and metal on plywood panel

Renee Stout, The Black Wall, 2008

34 x 42.5 x 4.5 in.

Acrylic, mixed media, wood, glass and metal on plywood panel

AfriCOBRA artists have exhibited works in the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts, The David C. Driskell Center, the Everson Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Tate Modern.

About Kravets Wehby Gallery:

Founding in 1996, Kravets Wehby Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that works globally with international artists. Our artists' work has recently been featured at the MOCA Los Angeles, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Nasher Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Ackland Art Museum, the Tate Modern, Crystal Bridges Museum, and the Rubell Family Collection.