"Frank Bowling: Map Paintings" at Dallas Museum of Art

February 17, 2015

Hales Gallery is pleased to announce Frank Bowling's solo exhibition, Frank Bowling: Map Paintings, at the Dallas Museum of Art.


Frank Bowling: Map Paintings will highlight the DMA’s acquisition of its first painting by the seminal artist Frank Bowling, Marcia H Travels (1970), in an installation with four additional works from private collections presenting the entire selection of work from the artist’s influential “Map Paintings” series. Bowling, the Guyanese-born British painter, is widely celebrated for his contributions to the field of abstraction and his advocacy of black artists internationally, created a number of paintings in the 1970s characterized by his use of world maps as organizational tools to explore colour as its own subject—a recurring theme in his work. Frank Bowling: Map Paintings will explore the development of the series and Bowling’s influences as he forged his artistic path. The exhibition also marks the first time in nearly 45 years that these works from the “Map Paintings” series will be on view since its debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1971.


Frank Bowling:

Map Paintings

20 February - 2 August 2015

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 North Harwood

Dallas, Texas 75201


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