Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is delighted to announce representation of Philadelphia-based artist Dindga McCannon (b. 1947). The gallery will present her first European solo exhibition from 11 October to 12 November 2022, coinciding with work on view at the gallery's booth at Frieze London 2022. Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is pleased to be co-representing the artist with Fridman Gallery, New York.
For five decades, Dindga McCannon has celebrated the histories of Black women in her multidisciplinary practice, which includes paintings, quilts, prints and sculpture. Growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, McCannon started working in textiles, selling dashikis to fund her art making. In the early 1960s, amidst the rising civil rights movement, she actively participated in several activist groups, leading her to join the pre-eminent Weusi Artist Collective, a group that supported and gave voice to African American artists, allowing them to express and exhibit their ideas freely. Together with Faith Ringgold and Kay Brown, McCannon later formed Where We At Black Women Artists, Inc. collective, pioneering a new form of community-based arts education and providing resources to those in prisons, shelters and schools.
Dindga McCannon (b. 1947, New York, NY) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Current exhibitions include Afro–Atlantic Histories
, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, travelling to Dallas Museum of Art, TX, and LACMA, CA. Recent exhibitions include We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985
, Brooklyn Museum, NY, and travelling to California African Arts Museum, CA; Albright Knox Gallery, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA; and Black Power
, National Civil Rights Museum, TN. Forthcoming exhibitions include Karma, New York and Zeitz MOCAA, South Africa. Her work is included in prominent museum collections across the US, including Brooklyn Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY; and Michigan State University, MA, amongst others.Read more