The Cochran Collection

History of Absence — Late 20th Century African American Works on Paper

History of Absence features prints, drawings, and collage by prominent African American artists. Their stories, as told by the works themselves, are lathered in a language unfamiliar and seemingly foreign to those unaccustomed to it. The absence suggested by the collection's title is a glance at the thing not seen, a noticeable marasmus caused by the inability of our culture to absorb what it fails to recognize. This collection is grounded in Wes and Missy's interest in African American art and demonstrates their commitment to show the work of artists who are so often absent from the published history of 20th century art in America. It is this commitment, combined with the sense of discovery inherent in finding these artistic treasures, that has led to this exhibit.

Bruce Checefsky

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11985AmosMandrill30-1/4 x 38-1/4 x 1 InchesColograph
21974AndrewsSexism Study28-1/4 x 22-1/4 x 1 InchesEtchingAP
31994BarakaUntitled22-1/4 X 28-1/4 x 1 InchesMixed Media
41999BillopsPorqueNo?16-1/4 x 18-1/4 x 1 InchesEtching5/15
51975BillopsFor Japanese With Mirrors24-1/4 x 22-1/4 x 1 InchesRelief-Inked Intaglio
6NDBlackburnOrganic Thing24-1/4 x 22-1/4 x 1 InchesLithographE.V. 11
7NDBlackburnQuiet Instrument20 x 18-1/4 x 1 InchesLithograph
81989BowlingConversations with Marcia Scott36-1/2 x 48-1/4 x 1 InchesScreenprint
91980BrowneJih-t-Gn36-1/2 x 48-1/8 x 1 InchesLithograph
10NDBuchananPink Windows are Lucky18 x 20-1/4 x 1 InchesOil Pastel
111967ColemanUntitled24-1/4 x 22-1/4 x 1 InchesOil Pastel
121973CriteDos Madres18-1/4 x 16-1/4 x 1 InchesInk/Watercolor
131988GammonWith Our Regrets18-1/4 x 20-1/4 x 1 InchesHand Colored
141990GilliamFor Xavier36 x 48-1/4 x 1 InchesScreenprint
151960HaydenJohn Henry22-1/4 x 24-1/4 x 1 InchesWatercolor
161940sHuieThe Family18-1/4 x 20-1/4 x 1 InchesPastel
171989HumphreySunday Afternoon36 x 48-1/4 x 1 InchesOffset Lithograph
181991HumphriesUntitled24 x 22 x 1 InchesAcrylic Ink on Paper
191948-51JosephPeru28 x 24-1/4 x 1 InchesInk Wash
201985JosephUntitled20 x 18-1/4 x 1 Inches
211995LawrenceThe March27-1/4 x 37-1/4 x 1 InchesScreenprint
221994LawrenceStrategy27-1/4 x 37 x 1 InchesScreenprint
231993Lee-SmithActress37-1/4 x 27-1/4 InchesOffset Lithograph
241987LittleMy Version of Genesis28-1/4 x 24-1/4 x 1 InchesEtching
251991LoganUntitled32 x 24-1/4 x 1 InchesEtching
26NDMaynardUnfinished Business22-1/4 x 24-1/4 x 1 InchesWoodcut
271992MiddletonUntitled33-1/4 x 28-1/4 x 1 InchesTempera/Collage
28NDMorganAn Upland Ruin28-1/4 x 33-1/4 x 1 InchesEngraving
292001PindellAntares, Aug. 200118-1/4 x 20-1/4 x 1 InchesEtching
302002PuryearUntitled16-1/4 x 18-1/4 x 1 InchesEtching
31NDScottBlack Butterfly33-1/4 x 28-1/4 x 1 InchesEtching
321940sSmith W. E.Oden20-1/4 x 18-1/4 x 1 InchesPastel
331993ThompsonUntitled40 x 32 x 1 InchesVitreograph
341999ThompsonWave Function III38 x 30 x 1 InchesEtching
35NDWagnerUntitled18-1/4 x 28-1/4 x 1 InchesAcrylic on Paper

Works of Art Photos by G. Ray Sullivan, Jr.