A look back at the last fifty years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, it is a naked and truthful look at often ignored artists and their progenies.
Colored Frames Documentary Promo, featuring composer/cellist Lenae Harris.
In an extended interview from the Colored Frames DVD disc 2, artist Benny Andrews discusses the legacy of his work within the greater context of the African American visual arts movement.
Linda Goode Bryant, founder of Just Above Midtown, Inc. discusses some of the barriers that black artists were forced to overcome in order for their work to be shown in prominent New York City galleries in the 1970’s and 80’s. [Extended interview from the ‘Colored Frames’ documentary bonus materials]
In an extended interview from the Colored Frames DVD disc 2, artist Michael Singletary discusses the influences of Bill Cosby and Spike Lee in terms of getting the work of African American artists in film and television.