About the Presentation
Fridman Gallery will exhibit works from the multidisciplinary practice of Dindga McCannon (b. 1947), which spans vibrant textile assemblages, paintings, and prints centered on Black womanhood. Raised in Harlem, McCannon began her career studying under Harlem Renaissance artists such as Jacob Lawrence and Al Loving at the Art Students League of New York and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Amid the rising civil rights movement, she became an activist in New York’s alternative African-American art ecosystem. McCannon participated in the Weusi collective and in 1971, with Kay Brown and Faith Ringgold, she co-founded the Where We At collective, which built a vital support network for Black women creatives while organizing community-based arts workshops in schools, prisons, and hospitals.
About the Gallery
Founded in 2013 and located in New York, NY and Beacon, NY, Fridman Gallery represents artists working across disciplines, from painting and sculpture to video and sound art. We host performances, publish artist books, and release vinyl records. Our Beacon location is home to an international artist residency, and the NYC gallery invites a curator-in-residence each year.
Dindga McCannon, Pat is Pregnant, 1977, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 22 x 1 inches, courtesy the artist and Fridman Gallery
Portrait of Dindga McCannon, courtesy of the artist and Fridman Gallery