Second Saturdays Opening. June 2008.Internationally acclaimed Southern African American, Vernacular artist Purvis Young creates his canvases from recycled products including found wood, discarded library books, old political posters, used furniture and various surplus items from construction sites.
His complex language expresses what he sees and experiences in the world around him in all its unpretentious stark reality. His symbols convey the on-going economic and cultural divides so prevalent in Miami and beyond through recurring images of black and white horses, pregnant women, highways and overpasses, convoys of trucks and trains, railroad tracks, airplanes, angels and Zulu warriors, whom he considers his tribe.
Today, Young's work is in more than 60 public collections and numerous private ones. His work hangs in The Bass Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lowe Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum among many others.
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