Elizabeth Colomba, “The Moon is My Only Luxury” at Long Gallery Harlem

The focus of the exhibition is a survey of her portraits of women comprised of approximately twenty-two oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings from 1997 to the present.

Colomba draws upon American history, mythology, religious symbols, and the feminine sacred to create an aesthetic vocabulary that distinguishes her work within the canon of black mastery and history painting. Characteristically in contemplative solitude, her subjects (both fictional and historical figures) are placed within sumptuous environments, metaphors for their own interiority and rich narratives. Colomba creates a space for her protagonists to inhabit the re-writing of their history. Through portraiture, she explores the way history is constructed and the interconnectedness between the past and present.

Opening Reception May 1st 4-8pm

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