Most of the artists in Hyman’s book, the author claims, are generally excluded from most survey courses and textbooks. Their presence here offers a sharp rebuke to the narrowing of creative possibilities and the disparagement of painting as a vehicle for the expression of modern life and consciousness.
David Carbone is a painter, a teacher, a critic and a curator, living in New York City. He is a narrative painter who has exhibited nationally. Most recently, his work was on view in the exhibition Sideshow, at the Yale University Art Gallery. He is Associate Professor Emeritus of Painting in the Department of Art and Art History, University at Albany, SUNY. Carbone has published critical essays in various magazines, in print and online and most recently Artcritical and the International Review of African-American Art.