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Public Opening - Understanding the Indescribable: Paintings by G. Caliman Coxe

Tuesday, August 29, 2017: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   29/08/2017 17:30:00 29/08/2017 19:30:00 America/Anguilla Public Opening - Understanding the Indescribable: Paintings by G. Caliman Coxe Tuesday, August 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Join us for the public opening of "Understanding the Indescribable: Paintings by G. Caliman Coxe." The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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For nearly five decades, abstract painter Gloucester Caliman “G.C.” Coxe (1907-1999) was a fixture of the Louisville art scene. The first African-American to receive a fine arts degree from the University of Louisville, Coxe worked and exhibited in a milieu of artists including Sam Gilliam and Fred Bond. He co-founded the Louisville Art Workshop, where he worked alongside Gilliam, Bond, Robert Douglas, and Ed Hamilton, and was a mentor to generations of Louisville artists. In 2015 the Filson acquired three wonderful Coxe canvasses. These three pieces will be shown alongside additional paintings by Coxe generously loaned for the exhibition by Ed Hamilton, Dr. Robert Douglas, and Warren and Julie Payne of Payne Fine Arts. The paintings exhibit aspects of Coxe’s process and practice, ranging from vibrant pieces reminiscent of the color field movement to assemblages using everyday objects like cardboard and dowels to create stunning sculptural forms that leap away from the two-dimensional plane of the canvas.

For information on other upcoming exhibits visit filsonhistorical.org/exhibits.


Public Opening - Understanding the Indescribable: Paintings by G. Caliman Coxe

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