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Kadir Nelson Shines a Light on Harlem

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“A Hole in the Roof” by Kadir Nelson, image courtesy of RJD Gallery.

Kadir Nelson’s “A Light in Harlem” exhibit at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor will open with a reception on Saturday, July 26. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The exhibit, which will run until August 22, showcases African-American culture, primarily during the Harlem Renaissance of the early 20th century, a time of great growth, experimentation and excitement, particularly in the arts, for the black residents of New York City. The exhibit will mainly feature large oil paintings, which will run from $4,000 to $75,000.

Mr. Nelson is an African-American artist, author and illustrator based in Los Angeles. He has illustrated 28 children’s books and has won several awards for his illustrations, including the Coretta Scott King Illustrator honor. As an artist, he has exhibited all over the United States and has had work displayed in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Muskegon Museum of Art.

The RJD gallery, located on Main Street, features works by emerging and contemporary artists who focus on narrative figurative portraiture, American magic realism and mixed media and contemporary landscape. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For more information, call the gallery at (631) 725-1161 or visit www.rjdgallery.com.