We are pleased to present present the work of Alteronce Gumby wit a solo booth at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco, as well as Tahir Carl Karmali's Paradise series as part of the Special Project Program in the fair's Podcast Lounge. The artists provide different perspectives of the African diaspora from African-American to Eastern African.
Alteronce Gumby (b. 1985, Harrisburg, USA) is an abstract artist working across multiple mediums and disciplines. In Gumby's process, he utilizes landscape as it relates to space and everyday life. His paintings focus on representation of the self and subvert the traditional understanding of light and color through nuanced application of tonal changes directly with the artist's fingers and hands.
Tahir Carl Karmali (b. 1987, Nairobi, Kenya) is a process-based conceptual artist whose work spans printing, installation, sculpture, and photography. His interest in material and process is integral to how he communicates narratives centered around global environmental and socioeconomic factors. This incorporates specially sourced materials to emphasize a narrative that exposes a raw emotional attachment to memory, both personal and collective.
We are also looking forward to our artist talk "Landscapes: Here and Now" - a Conversation with an Intergenerational Group of Artists" on Saturday January 18, 2020. UNTITLED, ART, in collaboration with Lars Kristian Bode, ACA Galleries (New York) and Alaina Simone, Independent Artist Liaison and Curator, present a conversation with an intergenerational group of artists including Alteronce Gumby, Tahir Carl Karmali, and Richard Mayhew, moderated by Andrew Walker, Executive Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Their work depicts autobiographical interpersonal experiences portrayed through abstracted landscapes that reflect all corners of the world and their idea of "home".
Richard Mayhew's paintings are included in the exhibition "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983", on view at the de Young Museum, and Mayhew's monograph will be published by Chronicle Books in 2020.