Sunday, November 29, 2020

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK -- Aminah Robinson

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton 
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Easter Egg Hunt, 1993. Watercolor with thread. Image courtsey of the Columbus Museum of Art. Estate of the Artist
Fresh out of the hospital, Mom Verneida pitched Ernest to accept a 1979 drawing by her favorite artist, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015)a MacArthur "genius award" recipient. He had a better idea, "Let's plan a trip to see more!" 
ACA Galleries sells her work, and last week, the Columbus Museum of Art opened an exhibition of Aminah's narrative works (then Covid-19 closed it). The show's Easter Egg Hunt is a similar layout to Verneida's drawing of a Senegalese marketplace, and that makes Aminah Robinson our collector's tip of the week.
Verneida Britton sits in her just delivered Lazyboy surrounded by her art collection. Left to right: Aminah Robinson's "Marketplace in Senegal" (1979); two untitled works by artists whose names are unknown; and Israel Solomon's "Christ With a Wound" (2020)
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Obituary: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015)
"People of the Book: Jericho Girl" (2000); Oil, watercolor, fabric on heavy stock; 53" x 42"

"Journeys" quilt by Aminah Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio