Georgian Abstract Artist Featured in Major Chicago Gallery
Charlotte Riley-Webb's exciting journey into a new genre of art, abstraction, continues to gain increased attention. Considered to be an important body of work by Toby Kamps, senior curator, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, her work is now represented in the Midwest by Gallery Guichard, Chicago, Illinois and is being introduced to its cultural community as a part of a two-person exhibition, Reflections of an Art Mastered: An Introspection, featuring Georgia artists Charlotte Riley-Webb and Louis Delsarte. Gallery Guichard is located in Bronzeville and is one of the high notes of the area's renovation and development project. The exhibited works will be available for viewing and purchase through April 1, 2008. Gallery Guichard will feature Webb's work during the National Black Fine Art Show, February 13 – 17, 2008 at the Puck Building in Manhattan and in the 2008 exhibition, Cultural Expressions of the African Diaspora presented by Gallery Guichard and The Boulé at the Albany Museum of Art, Albany, New York, February 22 -24, 2008.
Fine artist Charlotte Riley-Webb a native of Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded the Dr. John T. Biggers Award on Friday, February 8, 2008 during the opening reception of New Power Generation 2008, a national competition of contemporary art for artists of color and African descent, held every third year. This competition is organized by the Hampton University Museum and was conceived in 2002 by Jeffrey Bruce, former curator of exhibitions at the museum, emulating the spirit of the renowned Armory Show and the Atlanta University Annual Exhibitions.
Napoleon Jones-Henderson was the juror selected for the 2008 competition. Henderson is a mixed media artist whose career as an artist and educator spans over thirty years. Exhibiting extensively in the United Sates and globally, Henderson has been a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) since 1969. He is currently the executive director of the Research Institute of African and African Diaspora Arts, Inc., in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and an associate professor of art at Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina.
Her work is also included in the current exhibit at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, and is also being exhibited at Gallery 111, Eatonton, Georgia. Additionally, Webb is one of the artists represented by Liz-Beth Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is also on the team of Premier Art, www.premierart.net, whose young principals only represent the works of mature artists.
For more information about the Chicago and New York exhibitions, see contact information below.
- Gallery Guichard: 773.373.8000
- Agent: Joyce Moore 317.258.3935