Frank Wimberley | 5 Artists in the Artnet Gallery Network That We're Watching This April
April 3, 2021 - Artnet Gallery Network
Frank Wimberley at Berry Campbell, New York
Frank Wimberley, Untitled (Collage) (1977). Courtesy of Berry Campbell.
At 94 years old, Frank Wimberley has been working, mostly under the radar, since the 1960s, creating dynamic, layered, abstract paintings. Over the decades, the artist has attracted a devoted set of followers on the East End of Long Island, where he has a home, while his importance as a Black artist working in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism has increasingly been recognized (his art was included in Hunter College’s important 2018 exhibition revisiting the 1971 exhibition “Rebuttal to the Whitney Museum Exhibition: Black Artists in Rebuttal”). Wimberly likens his process to a controlled accident, and creates his paintings with equal parts intention and improvisation, citing the traditions of jazz.
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