Celebrated as a documentarian of the Southern African-American experience, painter Jonathan Green rose to renown through his chromatic portraiture of Gullah life—imagery he pulled from his childhood in Gardens Corner, South Carolina. Through his decades-long career, Green has amassed an extensive private collection along with his studio director and partner, Richard Weedman, exploring themes of love, identity, family, and spirituality. Featuring the work of Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, David Driskell, and more, including Green himself, the exhibit Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman is now on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. Join Green for a virtual tour of the collection on Thursday, September 10, as he presents the work that inspired his iconic aesthetic.
Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman at the Gibbes Museum of Art. 35 Meeting St, Charleston. Thru Jan 10, 2021. (843) 722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org
Artwork courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Header: Fishing Spot, 2011; by Jonathan Green; oil on canvas,11 x 14 inches.