AfriCOBRA: Now Exhibition at Kravets Wehby

The Chicago-based art collective, AfriCOBRA, helped develop the Black arts movement. Kravets Wehby in Chelsea held a 50 year retrospective of the collective's work, ranging in medium and method. The AfriCOBRA group was founded in 1968, comprised of artists across many different disciplines: painters, printmakers, textile artists, dress designers, photographers, and sculptors. They felt their visual expression was directly affected by the fact that "they were Black and that their Blackness contributed a specific quality to their visual expression" (quote from their manifesto).

Work on view in this exhibition ranged from painting on canvas to assemblage to textile sculptures and wall hangings. More information can be found via here and here.