[Exhibition] NEXT generation: Selections by artists in the 30 Americans collection – Washington DC

What do artists Nina Chanel Abney, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Rodney McMillian, Gary Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, Henry Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems have in common?  They are all widely acknowledged as top contemporary American artists, all African American, and each artist’s work is included in the seminal Rubell Family collection, 30 Americans, currently on view locally at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  But there is another connection.  This group of artists also recently assisted Contemporary Wing in selecting the exhibitors featured in its debut show in D.C. entitled, NEXT GENERATION: Selections by Artists from the 30 Americans Collection.  Contemporary Wing asked the artists to provide one or two names of emerging and mid-career, contemporary American artists who, in their opinion, best represent the “next generation” of artists who have the potential to define the American landscape in the next decade.

The result is a fabulous group of artists working in a broad range of media, including photography, painting, sculpture, installation, textiles, drawing, light and new media, as well as works that combine or hover between these media. The twelve participating artists in NEXT GENERATION are: Derrick Adams, Kajahl Benes, Caitlin Cherry, Sonya Clark, Alex Ernst, Wyatt Gallery, Kira Lynn Harris, David Huffman, Jason Keeling, Karyn Olivier, Gary Pennock, and Cheryl Pope.

Next Generation takes place from February 4th to March 10th and will be held at 1250 9th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001


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