Alteronce Gumby - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Exploring its texture, depth, and luminosity, painter Alteronce Gumby conceives of color differently than most. Gumby destabilizes the objectivity of light and color as he applies pigment to his canvasses in luscious folds, often with his hands, to investigate the self and challenge accepted notions of color, race, and identity. His abstract paintings analyze the meaning of color and the effects of changing conditions on the way we experience it; often incorporating ground glass into his paints to distort light’s effect, Gumby questions the primacy of objectivity, dissolves the emotions and experiences that we associate with certain colors, and invites viewers to reconsider the constructs that govern their lives. 


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    • Description

      Please note that the seller will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this artwork’s sale to benefit Project Backboard. Project Backboard is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to strengthen communities, encourage multi-generational play, and inspire people to think more critically and creatively. The organization will use proceeds from the sale to develop a public basketball court in Haiti, and they intend to donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of this lot to earthquake relief efforts there.

    • Provenance

      Courtesy of the Artist

THE CROSSOVER: Property Sold to Benefit Project Backboard


Before Sunrise

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Alteronce Gumby Before Sunrise BX/NY 2018" on the reverse
oil on panel
12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Painted in 2018.

Full Cataloguing

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,780

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig

Head of New Now Sale

212 940 1279

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021