Respite: Preston Sampson
Preston Sampson is a figurative expressionist painter who captures the essence of Black people throughout US history. His nostalgic reflections portray Black Americans free, enjoying simple pleasures, through his energetic and gestural style. During a time of civil unrest and the fight for Black lives, Sampson’s portraits create an environment for rest or relief. The work offers a counter-narrative to being Black in America: living to survive, versus, what it looks like to simply live. The themes of his work evoke moments where our senses are most fulfilled and heightened by the pleasures of everyday life. Join us for a respite, a moment of catharsis, and revival. For your health and safety, access to the exhibit will comply with CDC and local health guidelines due to COVID 19, which currently requires wearing face coverings in the gallery and a limit on the number of visitors at one time.