LIVING AND LEGENDARY: Frank Frazier: Mixed Media, Collage & Iconic Vases

25 June - 20 September 2019

Frank Frazier is not a fine artist.

Frank Frazier is THE finest of artists for his steadfast commitments to the preservation and amplification of the silkscreen technique, keeping his body of work accessible to all, and nurturing fellow and younger artists. Hearne Fine Art is honored to present one of the first artists to exhibit at the gallery and a true artist of the people.

Frazier’s trademark communal portraits are highly political, deeply personal snapshots of the joys and pains of what it is to be black in America. The artist is a creative historian; using a variety of mediums, from watercolors and ink, to silkscreen, collage and fiber art to produce records of moments in time in African and African-American consciousness. Living and Legendary shines a spotlight on yet another medium Frank has adeptly embraced to tell the story – ceramics. Frank’s signature figures become even more proud embossed in the smooth black surfaces of the clay fired and fashioned like drinking gourds, tangible symbols of black freedom. These pieces, and other works in this exhibit, amplify the versatility of Frank Frazier’s creative mind.

Frank Frazier, like his work, is unpretentious, organic, and brutally honest. Whether you are new to Frazier's work or a long time patron, now is the time to celebrate and collect the work of a genuine creative conduit and champion of black art and culture. Aptly named “Frank,” the artist’s earnest advice and mentor spirit has not only motivated peers and younger artists. The artist's early support of HFA was instrumental to our success and we treasure the opportunity to exhibit and celebrate the dynamic artistry, impact, and presence of Frank Frazier, a tried and true living legend.

PROGRAMMING
Artist's Reception | Friday, August 9, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Artist's Talk | Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 1:00 PM

Silkscreen Workshop | Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Create with the master! Open to the first 20 registrants, materials fee $50

Call 501-372-6822 to register