Art » Color in Freedom
  • Protection
    Protection

    Movement I: The Unknown World
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Contemplation of Despair
    Contemplation of Despair

    Movement I: The Unknown World
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Subjugation
    Subjugation

    Movement I: The Unknown World
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Arrival in the Unknown
    Arrival in the Unknown

    Movement I: The Unknown World
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • On the Block
    On the Block

    Movement I: The Unknown World
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Unbearable Loss
    Unbearable Loss

    2008
    Movement I: Arrival in the Unknown
    Mixed Media
    42" x 48"

  • Dawn of Despair
    Dawn of Despair

    Movement II: Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Place of Respite
    Place of Respite

    Movement II: Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Rape
    Rape

    Movement II: Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Betimes
    Betimes

    Movement II: Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • The Quarters
    The Quarters

    Movement II: Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation
    2008
    Mixed Media
    48" x 42"

  • Patter-Roller
    Patter-Roller

    Movement III: Journey of Escape
    2008
    Acrylic on canvas
    48" x 42"

  • Property Loss
    Property Loss

    Movement III: Journey of Escape
    2008
    Acrylic on canvas
    48" x 42"

  • House of Refuge
    House of Refuge

    Movement III: Journey of Escape
    2008
    Acrylic on canvas
    48" x 42"

  • In Plain Sight
    In Plain Sight

    Movement III: Journey of Escape
    2008
    Acrylic on canvas
    48" x 42"

  • After Harriet
    After Harriet

    Movement III: Journey of Escape
    2008
    Mixed Media
    42" x 48"

  • Jubilation
    Jubilation

    Movement IV: Color in Freedom
    2008
    Mixed media
    48" x 42"

  • Magnificent Melody
    Magnificent Melody

    Movement IV: Color in Freedom
    2008
    Mixed media
    48" x 42"

  • Righteous Rejoicing
    Righteous Rejoicing

    Movement IV: Color in Freedom
    2008
    Mixed media
    48" x 42"

  • Sun Warms the Freemen
    Sun Warms the Freemen

    Movement IV: Color in Freedom
    2008
    Mixed media
    48" x 42"

  • Responsibility of Freedom
    Responsibility of Freedom

    Movement IV: Color in Freedom
    2008
    Mixed media
    48" x 42"

 

Color in Freedom

In “Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad,” Holston joins generations of artists who created art to deepen understanding of history. Created in four distinct movements, and unfolding like a great symphony, the works chronicle specific periods in the saga: Arrival in the Unknown; Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation; The Journey of Escape; and, Color in Freedom. Included here are selections from the exhibition. The entire collection of 50 works, including 32 paintings, as well as numerous etchings, studies and drawings, has been traveling to museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad since 2009. A virtual tour of the entire exhibition may be viewed online by clicking here.