The African American Cultural Center art gallery hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists known for capturing various historical and contemporary happenings related to African American and African diaspora cultures. There are typically 4-6 exhibitions each academic year, open to all members of the NC state and surrounding communities. The art gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9 – 5 p.m.
October 19 - December 8
For the Love of Art by Bryce Cobbs
In his second solo exhibition, For the Love of Art, at the African American Cultural Gallery, you can expect to see art by way of Black existing freely, humanistic paintings, Black anatomy, storytelling, Black girl magic, and Black boy joy! When Bryce was asked what can folks expect to get out of this exhibition experience he replied stating:
“In my second solo gallery show, “For The Love of Art”, the audience can expect to see a work of art that celebrates the black experience and my feelings and emotions expressed visually. Ultimately showing my love for not only the artwork itself, but for the journey, I have experienced along the way. I incorporated many different elements into the body of work being shown to introduce a fresh perspective to my work. The show will consist of portrait work, loose references to abstract styles, and a wide variety of color and black & white techniques. While some pieces will be returning from other past exhibitions, I deliberately curated each piece in this show intending to grip the audience visually and invite them to ponder the meaning and purpose of each piece. Hopefully inspiring them to look at things differently and more creatively in their own lives.”
About the Artist
Bryce Cobbs was born in Roanoke Virginia and his interest in art first started as a kid and from there has grown into a passion, career, and lifestyle. Bryce attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia to further his interests and passion for the arts. He graduated from VCU with a degree in Communication Arts.
Bryce‘s works focus on portraiture and anatomy. Bryce attempts to keep a common narrative with all of his work. Every piece created has a personal goal behind it. The materials in use commonly range from graphite, charcoal, marker, oil paints, and even digital artwork. Each piece has its own way of conveying messages and stories. Bryce is most affectionately known as the creative genius behind Rapper Wale’s album titled “Wow… that’s Crazy”.