Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winfred Rembert

Adelson Galleries Boston has opened an exhibition of paintings by Winfred Rembert ... to run until March 17th.

Picking Cotton / Colors
Winfred Rembert
 35 ¼” x 30 ¾”      dye on carved and tooled leather     2010
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

Winfred Rembert (b. 1945) paints on leather using a technique he first learned while in prison. His subject matter is autobiographical, telling the story of his life in Cuthbert, Georgia during the 1950's and 1960's; they range from scenes of crowded streets and lively dance halls to the hardships of picking cotton and working on a chain gang. The narrative of his personal experience is very compelling and moving, but these paintings are also very beautiful visually. Rembert has an innate sense of abstraction and rhythm, color and composition ... the word brilliant comes most to my mind.

Here's a link to more information about this great exhibition, including an online catalog: 
adelsongalleriesboston.com/exhibitions/current-exhibition/index.html


Water Break - Picking Cotton
Winfred Rembert
27 ¼” x 31 ¾”    dye on carved and tooled leather     2012
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

Chain Gang Picking Cotton
Winfred Rembert
30” x 32 ¾”      dye on carved and tooled leather     2011
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

All Me #2
Winfred Rembert
47” x 32”     dye on carved and tooled leather      2004      
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

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