Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Former NBA Star Elliot Perry Showcases Art Collection

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM


Elliot Perry not only possesses a love for basketball, he also has a passion for art.

An 11-year NBA player, University of Memphis (U of M) alumnus, and former Tigers point guard, Perry, along with his wife, Kim, have been collecting contemporary African-American artwork for years. And the couple are currently showcasing the latest acquisitions to their “Elliot & Kimberly Perry Collection” at the U of M’s Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art.

Although the collection is already on view, an opening reception for the exhibit will take place Thursday, September 11th, in the Art and Communication Building (3715 Central Ave). Located across from the U of M Holiday Inn, the event will last from 5 to 8 p.m.

Artwork by Radcliffe Bailey, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Bethany Collins, Noah Davis, Abigail DeVille, Theaster Gates, Leslie Hewitt, Jennie C. Jones, Tony Lewis, Kori Newkirk, and Demetrius Oliver are amid the pieces featured in the exhibit.

Selections from the Elliot & Kimberly Perry Collection will be on display until October 10th.

The U of M’s Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries are open during regular university business hours in rooms 230 and 240 of the Art and Communication Building. For more information, call the Department of Art at (901) 678-221.

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