James Litaker’s Stories, exhibition at Bushel June 23


DELHI - Bushel presents a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Andes resident James Litaker, June 23–July 21 All are welcome to attend the opening reception on Sunday, June 23, 2–4 p.m.. Bushel is located at 106 Main Street, Delhi.

This exhibition is the artist’s first solo show in the region, bringing together recent paintings and an array of drawings, sketches, and studies from the past three decades. The subjects range from family members and neighbors to residents in the different communities where Litaker has lived and a host of historical figures, African Americans mostly, some celebrated, some invisibilized.

In addition to this focus on the contemporary, Litaker has also been drawn to historical subjects and their stories, particularly to examples of African American survival and resistance. With his relocation to Delaware County two decades ago, he has deepened this engagement with historical figures, while also introducing new subject matter drawn from village life and new methods of painting from memory and images into his practice.

In addition to the opening reception on Sunday, July 23, from 2–4 p.m., Bushel will host a gallery walkthrough with the artist on Wednesday, July 10, from 6–7 p.m. Litaker will be joined by Luke Dougherty, an artist living in Bovina who introduced Litaker’s work to Bushel. All are welcome to attend both the opening reception and the gallery walkthrough. Both events are free.

The exhibition is on view during open hours (listed on Bushel’s website), Bushel programs, by chance, and by appointment via email, info@bushelcollective.org.

BUSHEL is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology, and action. It is located at 106 Main Street in Delhi. For more information, go to www.bushelcolle