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Darrel Ellis: Regeneration and Interior Lives: Modern American Spaces, 1890–1945
On view February 17 – May 12, 2024
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina

Darrel Ellis developed a distinct studio practice that merged the formal vocabularies of drawing, photography, painting, and printmaking to redefine Black male identity and family within the constructs of art history and mainstream culture.

Through the lenses of interior scenes and material culture, “Interior Lives” explores the ways everyday Americans lived, worked, played, and evolved their identities in the first half of the 20th century.

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[Images: (Left) Darrel Ellis. Untitled (Katrina Styling Susan’s Hair). c. 1985–1988. Courtesy of Candice Madey, New York and The Darrel Ellis Estate. © Darrel Ellis Estate and Candice Madey, New York. (Right) Gertrude Fiske, Jade, c. 1918. Oil on canvas. 29 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. National Academy of Design, New York, NY]