The Chicago Top 5 collective presents an exploration of Identity through figurative painting.
IMPOSING | RENOWNED | INFLUENTIAL | FLAMBOYANT | IDIOMATIC
The spectrum of identity reaches far and wide. From the personal to the universal, Black is Larger Than Life. In a world that constantly applies pressure to minimize and marginalize our presence, we push back!
Chicago Top 5 Featured Artists:
David Anthony Geary
Martha A. Wade
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The painting exhibit by artist and author Charles Watkins III demonstrates the daily activity and culture of the African American Sharecropper. Through his work, Watkins shares his personal interpretation and experiences as a child born in Mississippi who moved to Chicago only later to return to live the sharecropper life with his grandparents in Mississippi during significant formative years in the 1960’s and later returned and settled in Chicago. Watkins is the author of the soon to be published book titled White Gold “Cotton”, the Sharecropper’s Stories. This exhibit will only be up for 5 days, you don't want to miss it!