The Clara Francis Gallery is proud to launch with a solo exhibition of works by Harlem-based artist Haile King Rubie, with selections from his works dating from 2007-2009 and his subsequent “art waves” of 2013-2016, including works on canvas, paper and recycled bottles.
Speaking Colors offers us a swirl of personal memories and reflections on the mélange of cultures experienced in Harlem today. Rubie is of Costa Rican and Liberian heritage and he has been influenced by Haitian-born and Jamaican-born artistic mentors. People he witnesses in the rich surroundings of Harlem, from street musicians to Caribbean Day Parade dancers, populate his paintings in many forms, from closeups to silhouette depictions.
Exhibition runs July 27 to August 17
Tuesdays through Sundays from Noon to 6:00 PM or by appointment.
Grand Opening: July 27 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Clara Francis Gallery, 2070 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, New York, (7th Ave. @ 123rd Street)