STABLE Artist Talk: Melvin Nesbitt Jr.
Thursday, July 2
We are pleased to resume our previously scheduled series of gallery conversations between STABLE artists and Curator Danielle O’Steen, now in a virtual format.
Melvin Nesbitt Jr. will join curator Danielle O’Steen for a conversation discussing his work and reflecting on Max Beckmann's Children Playing (1934) from the Museum’s collection.
Registrants will be emailed instructions to access the program and a Zoom link.
Melvin Nesbitt Jr. is a multimedia artist working primarily in collage, drawing, and painting. His work engages with themes of race, identity, personal history, and storytelling. Originally from South Carolina, Nesbitt currently lives and works in Washington, DC, and has studied at the University of the District of Columbia and Washington Studio School. He has exhibited work at STABLE, DC Arts Center, West Main Artists Co-Op (Spartanburg, SC), Spartanburg County Public Library (SC), and Art At Kings Oaks (Newtown, PA), and most recently in a solo show at Sense Gallery in Washington.
STABLE is a new nonprofit that is strengthening Washington, DC's contemporary visual arts community by providing affordable and sustainable studio space, and collaborating with local, national, and international partners to provide programming and exhibition opportunities, fostering an engaged, diverse community in Washington, DC. STABLE is supporting a creative community where visual artists not only remain in Washington, DC but thrive.
Left: Melvin Nesbitt Jr., Fast As You Can, 2019 ; Right: Max Beckmann, Children Playing, 1934