The ADAA Art Show: Felrath Hines
The Park Avenue Armory, November 2 - 6, 2022
Felrath Hines was an early member of the Spiral group, a Black artists’ collective formed in 1963 with the aim of addressing the role of art in social justice. Hines’ work of the 1960s is among his strongest, featuring large-scale canvases, masterful use of color, and layered brushwork rooted in historical Impressionist and Fauvist Masters such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse, yet distinctly representative of the Abstract Expressionist era in which they were produced. Hines’ sweeping, interlocking, and overlapping gestural passages recall the work of fellow New York-based post-war artists Clyfford Still and Robert Motherwell, for instance, and reveal a deep commitment to his own personal language of abstraction.