Matters of the Inner City, A Solo Exhibition by Charles Humes Jr.

Matters of the Inner City, A Solo Exhibition by Charles Humes Jr.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center

Now - Feb 19, 2022
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Recurring daily through Feb 19, 2022

Free during gallery hours $10 for Reception on January 22, 2022

The African Heritage Cultural Art Center’s Amadlozi Gallery is presenting “Matters of the Inner City,” the first solo exhibition in decades by Miami-based artist Charles Humes Jr. The exhibition features a series of mixed-media works exploring the history, culture, and issues of Black diasporic communities in South Florida. The exhibition will be available to view from December 16, 2021 to February 19, 2022. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, or make an appointment by calling 305-638-6771. 

The exhibition highlights large-scale paintings and exemplifies the artists’ range and talent as a contemporary American painter, printmaker, and portraitist. Humes’ work connects viewers with issues plaguing inner-city communities and conveys the narratives, experiences, and perspectives of everyday African Americans and people of color. His most recent works demonstrate his use of juxtaposition, collage, and environments. Humes champions the plight of decaying communities and challenges stereotypes predicated on social and economic prejudices. His work tackles the issues of mental health, homelessness, violence, inadequate health care and educational opportunities, dilapidated housing, and extreme poverty.

“Matters of the Inner City” is curated by Donnamarie Baptiste for Amadlozi Gallery. A catalog with an essay by Baptiste accompanies the show.

Humes is a 2020 recipient of the “Creator Award.” The exhibition “Matters of the Inner City” is funded by the Ellies, presented by Oolite Arts.

Reception and Artist Conversation:

Join us on January 22, 2022 from 3-6pm for a lively celebration, conversation, and tour of Matters of the Inner City with the artist Charles Humes Jr. Enjoy music, light food and drinks. Tickets are $10 and are available here. Use code GMCVB for 25% off.


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