SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) – Umoja Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce the opening of its Umoja Art Basel: A Contemporary Affair (experience the history of our lost gems).
The gallery-exhibits and sales feature over 30 African American contemporary and nationally recognized modern artists, as well as a very select number of Detroit’s most distinguished emerging artists. The exhibition is open from 27 January to 11 March at the company’s Southfield showroom and gallery.
A Contemporary Art Affair features hand-picked local and international art, much of which was recently shown at Art Basel’s flagship Miami Beach Art Show and painstakingly transported back to Detroit for this special display and sale. According to its website, Art Basel in Miami Beach unites “leading galleries from five continents” to “showcase important works by masters of modern and contemporary art as well as a new generation of rising stars”.
The Umoja Art Basel exhibition features hand-picked artworks from prominent, nationally respected artists, including Grammy-award winner Marcus Glenn, known for his use of bright colors and paper and fabric to create an exquisitely textured collage effect Known for his expressive use of; Paul Goodnight, who describes his art with the statement, “My art depicts a collection of sensuous colors, often revealing mysterious hidden forms. I balance between abstraction and representation, with a focus on the human form.” This is where passion and humanity can resonate”; as well as Larry “Poncho” Brown, painter, sculptor and curator of multi-disciplinary art pieces; and painter Annie Lee.
Gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 PM to 6 PM or by appointment.