By Bernard L. Herman
Concentrating on Dial's early drawings, the participants study Dial's use of line and colour and his recurrent topics of affection, lust, and religion. additionally they talk about the artist's experience of position and historical past, relate his drawings to his better works, and discover how his drawing has developed considering that its emergence within the early Nineties. jointly, the essays examine questions of creativity and observation within the paintings of African American artists and contextualize Dial's works on paper within the physique of yankee paintings.
The participants are Cara Zimmerman, Bernard Herman, Glenn Hinson, Juan Logan, and Colin Rhodes.