Alonzo Davis

Sky Ladders 11 by Alonzo Davis

Sky Ladders 11

Alonzo Davis is in many ways a living legend. He’s an artist, educator, and arts administrator born in Los Angeles and now based in Maryland. He, along with his artist brother, Dale Davis, was one of the first successful African American gallery owners (Brockman Gallery) using the forum in Leimert Park to support fledgling careers of respected artists like John Outerbridge and David Hammons. Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, John Biggers, Noah Purifoy and Romare Bearden also exhibited there.

Davis’ art draws on his travel experiences through the United States, West Africa, Brazil and Haiti. There is something beautifully and universally human about the patterns and materials he uses–paint, bamboo, leather, textiles. He creates art you can hold.

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This entry was published on October 12, 2011 at 6:25 am and is filed under Mixed media, Painting, Textile, USA. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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