Dox Thrash: Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint

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Dox Thrash: Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint

January 19 - March 22

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Dox Thrash: Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint travels to the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

Years before the civil Rights Movement forced white Americans to see the disparities between white and black America, Dox Thrash brought to the nation an inside look at African American life. Born in rural Georgia, resident in Chicago and Philadelphia, a member of the New Negro Movement, and active in the Depression-era WPA, Thrash tapped a rich vein of black heritage in his art. His invention of the carborundum printing method greatly facilitated his portrayal of African Americans in a readily accessible medium. Easily disseminated, Thrash’s imagery reached audiences across the nation’s racial divide.

Venue

The Hyde Collection
161 Warren St
Glens Falls, NY 12801 United States
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Phone:
518.792.1761
Website:
https://www.hydecollection.org/