OAK BLUFFS, MASSACHUSETTS AND MIAMI, FLORIDA (November 21, 2022) – Knowhere Art Gallery (Booth F05) joins SCOPE Miami Beach (Nov. 29-Dec. 4) for the second consecutive year, hosting a solo exhibition that presents Charly Palmer and the artist’s new Infinite Black collection.
“The Infinite Black collection is inspired by our power and our strength. It’s about the celebration of WE. It is about who we are, what we are, and our past, present, and future,” said Charly Palmer, featured artist. “Infinite Black is distinct from my past projects because of the scale of the works. This collection features larger and bolder works that I hope inspires reflection, conversation, and perhaps a fresh perspective on
the boundless possibilities that lie within Blackness.”
The Infinite Black collection features more than 20 new works by Palmer, including “Long Live The Butch Queen,” which celebrates all facets of human identity. To learn
more about the Infinite Black collection and upcoming show, join Palmer and Knowhere Art Gallery at noon ET today on Instagram Live.
Notably, Palmer was commissioned in 2020 by TIME Magazine to create the cover of its “America Must Change” issue and was invited to design the cover portrait of John Legend's GRAMMY Award-winning album, “Bigger Love.” He also designed the cover of the NBA’s 75th anniversary edition 2K22 video game and has most recently been commissioned by the United States Postal Service to produce the signature stamp for Black History Month 2023.
“Knowhere Art Gallery is incredibly privileged to continue our esteemed collaboration with Charly Palmer. We created Knowhere Art Gallery for this very reason–to provide a space and avenue for diverse artists to reveal powerful stories about culture and history through powerful artistic expression and for creators, collectors, curators, and consumers to come together to discover, explore, and celebrate these expressions,” said Valerie Francis, director and chief curator of Knowhere Art Gallery. “As an example, Infinite Black truly reinforces that Black is not a monolith. It reveals our soulfulness
through creativity and the viewer’s perspective.”
SCOPE Miami Beach is known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work. The show will welcome more than 130 international exhibitors with a focus on the new contemporary, including Palmer’s Infinite Black collection presented by Knowhere Art Gallery (Booth F05). To purchase tickets and learn more, visit scope-art.com.
To download Knowhere Art Gallery and Charly Palmer visuals, including a preview of the new Infinite Black collection, please visit here.
About Charly Palmer (b. 1960 - Fayette, Alabama) Charly Palmer coined the phrase “Art should change the temperature in a room.” And for more than 30 years, his art has done just that. In every painting, Palmer bears witness to African ancestry and contemporary experiences—rhythmic, visual stories that shift what each viewer understands. Palmer was invited by John Legend in 2020 to create a cover portrait for his Grammy Award-winning “Bigger Love” album. He was also commissioned by TIME Magazine to create the cover art and illustrations for their “America Must Change” July 2020 issue, based on his 30 years’ experience painting on the subject of race. Most recently, Palmer has been commissioned by the United States Postal Service to design the signature stamp for Black History Month 2023. He is widely recognized not only as a fine artist but also as an author and illustrator of children’s books, a teacher, and a mentor. He debuted as an author-illustrator in 2022 with “The Legend of Gravity” and in 2018 received the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration for “Mama Africa.” Palmer completed studies in Chicago at the American Academy of Art and School of Art Institute. He resides in Atlanta with his wife, Dr. Karida Brown, and dogs Pugsly and Blu. For more information, visit charlypalmer.com and follow the artist on Instagram @charlylpalmer.
About Knowhere Art Gallery
Knowhere Art Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery which serves as a venue that cultivates a following, while exploring the world through art as a means to find oneself. Knowhere Art Gallery engages with seekers of truth, passion, purpose, and most of all, seekers of knowledge. It is Knowhere Art Gallery’s mission to serve as a vehicle toward those ends. Hence, the word “know” in its name. Knowhere Art Gallery hopes that people who came from somewhere, leave feeling enlightened because they have experienced Knowhere. Established in 2019 by Valerie Francis and Ralph Groce III, Knowhere Art Gallery has two locations in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts and presents works from a diverse range of emerging, mid-career, and established artists based both on and off the island of Martha’s Vineyard. For more information, visit knowhereart.com and follow the gallery on Instagram @knowhereart.
About Valerie Francis
Valerie Francis is the director and chief curator of Knowhere Art Gallery. After graduating from Hunter College with a BFA in Printmaking, Interior & Architectural Design, and an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers Business School, Francis amassed a wealth of experience in the global health and technology field with over a decade in the public health sector with Sanofi. Francis serves on the board for Artists for Humanity
(Boston, MA), the Leo Project (Nanyuki, Kenya), and the Martha’s Vineyard Center of
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