Departure by Charly Palmer is a retrospective of thirty years of art infused with experience, an identity crisis, divided states, eminent domain, introversion, and a deepening appreciation for Black beauty. He is currently exploring the multiple meanings of departure from the time of the Middle Passage, through the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement, up until now. What does that mean for Black people, and what does it mean for him personally as he embarks on a new and unexpected direction to discover what’s next. The exhibition serves as a bridge between his older work and newer paintings, and includes mixed media and sculptural elements.
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