James

Robert Longo, noted printmaker, assembled a series of prints called Men in the Cities, whose ambiguous postures beg interpretation by the viewer. James is one of these. Is he a victim of violence? A dancer pausing? Or, the quintessential world-weary modern man? Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from Buffalo State (N.Y.) College in 1975, concentrating on sculpture. “I love to draw. I always draw. I love the line that comes from the hand. That’s real power,” he said. Because of his love of drawing and his study of sculpture, his figures possess a sculptural quality. Along with many artists of his generation, he is fascinated with mass media, including television and comic books. These abiding interests are reflected in his work, which possess an immediate impact and a contemporary feel. Longo has explored and produced experimental films and music videos. He became famous in the 1980s for his series Men in the Cities. His work can be seen in museums nationwide.—Barbara Morris, 2008

 

My Way: African American Art from the Black South

My Way: African American Art from the Black South

DATES / 
10/8
1/23/2022
CATEGORY / Multi-Media, Painting, Sculpture
Under the Magnifying Glass: Small Works from the Permanent Collection

Under the Magnifying Glass: Small Works from the Permanent Collection

DATES / 
7/8
11/21/2021
CATEGORY / Multi-Media