Water Photographs by Adger Cowans, on View

Exhibit of water photographs by legendary AfriCOBRA artist Adger Cowans in UCA’s McCastlain Hall, October 1-6, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Cowans, a fine arts photographer and abstract expressionist painter has experimented with a myriad of mediums over his artistic career. Renowned in the world of photography and fine art, his works have been shown by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Museum of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard Fine Art Museum, Detroit Art Institute, James E. Lewis Museum and numerous  other art institutions.  Adger attended Ohio University where he received a BFA in photography. He furthered his education at the School of Motion Picture Arts and School of Visual Arts in New York.  While serving in the United States Navy, he worked as a photographer before moving to New York, where he later worked with Life magazine photographer, Gordon Parks and fashion photographer, Henri Clarke. Cowans was the first African-American Hollywood still photographer.

As artist Romare Bearden has noted about the featured photographs, “...In water, still water, running water, even frozen water, Cowans invites us to see a universe in microcosm...Whatever affinities directed our poet photographer to immerse himself in the waters of life and art, as with all good artists, he had dealt convincingly with these mysteries of creation.” On loan from Garbo Hearne of Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing / Hearne Fine Art.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.


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  • October 06, 2018 at 8am – 6pm
  • McCastlain Hall
    201 Donaghey Ave
    LA Niven Drive
    Conway, AR 72035
    United States
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  • Dr. Gayle Seymour

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