Rental Gallery is pleased to announce Color People, an exhibition curated by artist Rashid Johnson, opening on July 1st in East Hampton:

Color people is an exhibition I've long considered organizing. It's born of a twenty-year obsession with the work of the artist Bob Thompson. The artists included are a wide range of painters whose works perform differently but with a shared radicality in their employment and understanding of color.  This exhibition doesn't speak to a time or place. The relationships formed here between works are often opaque and intentionally diverse. Some of these artists are heroes of mine, while others I've only recently been introduced to. They're bonded by my interest in their work. I've often found that artist organized exhibitions are most successful when the artist chooses to include works they wish they'd made themselves. This exhibition follows that philosophy.  –Rashid Johnson

Participating artists include Marina Adams, McArthur Binion, Robert Colescott, Sam Gilliam, Alteronce Gumby, Mary Heilmann, Loie Hollowell, Tony Lewis, Walter Price, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Amy Sherald, Bob Thompson, and Mary Weatherford, among others.

Rental Gallery began in 2004 in Los Angeles as a way to bridge the New York and West Coast art communities, as well as to provide a venue for flexible and experimental programming, both by local curators and gallerists, and those from out of town. The gallery re-opened in East Hampton, NY in May 2017 with a group exhibition, Oliver Twist, Part II.

Rental Gallery’s summer hours are Thursday - Monday, 11am - 5pm, and by appointment. For more information, please visit

Image credit: Bob Thompson, The Golden Ass, 1963, Oil on canvas, 62 1/2 x 74 1/2 inches, © Estate of Bob Thompson; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

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