Tyler Fine Art is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of over 100 works by African American artist Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery.
Throughout her life Ms. Montgomery has dedicated herself to the arts - whether by creating or helping others execute their visions while serving in various roles of arts advocacy. Her work, represents an abstract exploration of color, form, and nature presented in a wide range of media.
In today’s art, often one has to combine many materials for the piece to take on the shape, color, and excitement one wishes the viewer to experience. My inspiration comes from nature first, and second from the twisted rubble and discarded forms left by man against the beautiful forms of nature.
Black Artists on Art v. 1, 86.
Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including;
Memories Revealed: Current Works by E.J. Montgomery, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, 2010
Evangeline J. Montgomery, Bowie State College, 1973
Evangeline J. Montgomery: On the Threshold, Secret Places, National Conference of Artists Gallery, 1998
Our Common Bond: Mother, Daughter, Sister, Self, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD, 2009
Local Color: 17 Black Bay Area Artists, Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts, Berkeley, CA, 1978
From Challenge to Triumph: African American Prints and Printmaking, 1867-2002, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2003.
Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, 2009
Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection, University of Maryland, 2002.
New Perspectives in Black Art, Kaiser Center Gallery, Oakland, CA, 1968. (curator)