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David Huffman

  • David Huffman

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Current Exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery


David Huffman

  • David Huffman
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Heather Gwen Martin,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Patrick Wilson

  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 09, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

High Rises and Double Vision: Images of New York

  • Brian Alfred,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Guy Yanai

  • Guy Yanai,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Erin Lawlor

  • Erin Lawlor,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Amy Bennett

  • Amy Bennett,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

David Allan Peters

  • David Allan Peters,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2019
  • Reception: May. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Suzanne Caporael

  • Suzanne Caporael,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2019
  • Reception: May. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

John Sonsini

  • John Sonsini,
  • Opens: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Closes: May. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tomory Dodge

  • Tomory Dodge,
  • Opens: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Closes: May. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jason Middlebrook

  • Jason Middlebrook,
  • Opens: Mar. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wolf Kahn

  • Wolf Kahn,
  • Opens: Mar. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Markus Linnenbrink

  • Markus Linnenbrink,
  • Opens: Feb. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hans Hofmann

  • Hans Hofmann,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 02, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Emily Mason

  • Emily Mason,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 03, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Monique van Genderen,
  • Opens: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Beverly Fishman

  • Beverly Fishman,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Annie Lapin,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

James Hayward

  • James Hayward,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael Reafsnyder & Patrick Wilson

  • Michael Reafsnyder,
  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Julio Larraz

  • Julio Larraz,
  • Opens: Jul. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jul. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bo Bartlett

  • Bo Bartlett,
  • Opens: May. 31, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 07, 2018
  • Reception: May. 31, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inka Essenhigh

  • Inka Essenhigh,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: May. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Liat Yossifor

  • Liat Yossifor,
  • Opens: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wolf Kahn

  • Wolf Kahn,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael Reafsnyder

  • Michael Reafsnyder,
  • Opens: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Speak, America

  • Guy Yanai,
  • Opens: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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  • Franklin Evans,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Patrick Wilson

  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Keep Them Still

  • Isca Greenfield-Sanders,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 14 - Dec 21, 2019

  • Reception: Nov 14, 6 - 8pm

Where

Miles McEnery Gallery

  • 520 West 21st Street, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.445.0051

About

MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce the inaugural solo exhibition for David Huffman. The exhibition will open 14 November at 520 West 21st Street and will remain on view through 21 December. A public opening reception will be held for the artist on 14 November from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring an essay by Derek Conrad Murray, PhD.

David Huffman integrates African-American cultural symbols and notions of outer space into his paintings and sculpture. While from afar they may appear completely abstract, nestled within the layers of his intergalactic canvases are recognizable motifs– basketballs, African batik fabrics, the colors of the Pan-African flag, and historical, social figures.

By merging politically neutral abstraction with pointed allusions and iconography, Huffman creates his own visual language. Murray writes, “He has reinvigorated non-objective painting–engendering a new set of potentialities for formalist abstraction. What ‘social abstraction’ teaches us is that abstraction has always been a political act.”

Huffman turns to the symbol of the basketball in his monumental sculpture Liberation. The pyramid shape evokes the grandeur and power associated with the ritual structures of the great early civilizations. Rather than using the heavy stones favored by the ancient Egyptians, Huffman employs over six hundred red, black, and green basketballs as architectural building blocks.

While giving a tongue-in-cheek nod to the often almost-religious devotion to the sport, Huffman leans into the basketball as what he terms a “shifting symbol, one that can point to an arena of objectification and exploitation, or toward African-American dreams and aspirations that have been realized.”

A speaker embedded within the sculpture plays a 10-minute loop of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, layered with NASA sound files from Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. Huffman considers his pyramid to be a “social sculpture,” and upon completion of the exhibition, the basketballs will be donated to the YMCA in downtown New York City.


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