Gallery Talk: The Art of Purvis Young

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6-7 p.m.
Block Museum
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Tickets: Free via Eventbrite

For much of his life Purvis Young ((1943-2010) lived and worked in the Overtown section of Miami. His paintings, rendered in ink or paint on found materials ranging from scrap lumber, manila folders, and wallpaper books, center on a small, repeating group of images that included horses, trucks, trains, lines of people, and close-up images of the faces, sometimes behind bars. The Block Museum presents "Looking Life Right Straight in the Face": The Art of Purvis Young from September 23 - December 10, 2017. Learn more about the Block Museum at

Lisa Corrin, exhibition curator and the Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum will be joined in conversation with Debra Kerr, Executive Director of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art for a gallery talk about this exhibition and the artist's life.

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