'Black Masters' shows breadth of American talent

Critical Eye

April 29, 2007|By Glenn McNatt | Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic

On violent, storm-tossed waters, two men in a tiny wooden fishing vessel struggle desperately to bring in their catch under ominously lowering skies.

It's a scene that New England landscape artist Winslow Homer might well have painted from his isolated studio on Maine's rocky coast -- a dramatic evocation of man's unending struggle against the implacable forces of nature and a capricious fate.

BLACK MASTERS / / Through May 27 / / Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington / / 202-885-2787 or american.edu / museum

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