Cullen Washington On Surpassing Boundaries

Cullen Washington On Surpassing Boundaries
Over the past six years, Cullen Washington’s work has evolved from figurative and figurative abstraction on canvas into a fully abstracted, large-scale form of assemblage. Washington's work is presented in one and two person shows and receives thoughtful criticism. His first international show was Black Moon Rising at the Jack Bell Gallery, London, January 24, 2014-March 2014.  His other solo show last year was The Land Before Words — i.e., beyond the narrative expressed or implied by figuration — at Boston University.  Late last year, he returned home for the Trio: Beyond Boundaries exhibition at his hometown Alexandria (LA) Museum of Art. Trio was a salute to Washington and two other African American artists from Louisiana who have received broad recognition beyond the state — Malaika Favorite and Phoenix Savage.  In announcing the …