Opens September 13!

Richard Bell, Guilty. Acrylic on canvas. 2003. 35 x 47 in. Courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photo Ray Enders, courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Richard Bell: Uz vs. Them
September 13 – October 21, 2012

Australia’s most talked about contemporary artist and a figure of increasing international stature, Richard Bell describes himself as “more an activist than an artist.” Didactic yet humorous, Bell’s vivid and provocative paintings and videos signal an important and powerful voice in contemporary art. This is the first mid-career survey in the U.S. of the work of this important Aboriginal activist/artist.

The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and supported by the Queensland Government, Australia, through Trade and Investment Queensland’s Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA). Additional support has come from the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C.