March 29, 2021
Haitian Art News CARIBBEAT: Haiti-born Engels
CARIBBEAT: Haiti-born Engels the Artist gains spot in Neuberger Museum and the ‘Color and Motion, Ideas and Dreams’ exhibit
It’s a first for both the Neuberger Museum of Art at the State University of New York’s Purchase College and Haiti-born Engels the Artist — his 2016 “Once Was I” artwork has been added to the museum’s exclusive permanent collection and is set to appear in a big upcoming exhibition.
The artist’s abstract, oil on canvas “Once Was I” will be among the works featured in this spring’s exhibit, “Color and Motion, Ideas and Dreams: Modern and Contemporary Caribbean and South American Art from the Collection.”
Currently open for students and staff on campus, the exhibition is tentatively scheduled to open to the public on May 26.
“Color and Motion, Ideas and Dreams” will look at the “artistic trends that emerged between the 1960s and 1970s, many of which are evident in the work of contemporary artists practicing today,” according to the organizers.
The exhibition showcases more than 25 selected prints, paintings and photographs from the Neuberger Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, including Engels the Artist, Henry Bermudez, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Leda Catunda and others.