Seattle Gallery, Delight Hamilton, to Host Show
in Honor of Black History Month
VALENCIA, CA Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Delight Hamilton Gallery, located in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle, is proud to host artist Larry Richardson’s newest show, The Prevalence of Culture and the Color of Dreams, in honor of Black History Month. Scheduled to open on Thursday, February 6, the show’s opening will coincide with Seattle’s Artwalk, a popular event that takes place on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m..
Being that Delight Hamilton Gallery is fairly new to the area, “this will be our first show during Black History Month and we’re really quite excited!” exclaims gallery owner Dabi Sathakopoulos. The show, which will run through the end of February, will feature new works in different media, thanks to the fact that the artist has expanded his creativity with large original works on vellum and mylar using mixed media, in addition to some wonderful drawings in charcoal.
Specializing in Afro-American figurative work, Richardson, owner of Amina Contemporary Arts in Southern California, prides himself on keeping his artwork fresh, setting it apart from the mainstream. Using applied textures and incorporating abstraction with text and mixed media, Richardson has recently expanded his work to include depictions of Blacks in Medieval Society. His use of glazing and detailing along with a rich color palette similar to the European masters, infuses his paintings with a amazing luminosity. Richardson’s most recent one-man show, “Dreams of Mystical Icons and the Human Figure,” demonstrated a new direction in Afro-American figurative art and was exuberantly received.
Richardson’s exposure to the Berkeley art scene in his early days and his fascination for the large abstract figurative works of Afro-American artists of the time carries over in his work, even today. He has earned many awards for his work and is collected by a divergent group of people, demonstrating his ability to understand the various conditions of life, that form cultural links with our past and the future. “As an artist it is not my color that gives me the inspiration or the capacity to produce a desired result, but the ability to be sensitive to the various conditions of life that face all mankind,” explains Richardson.