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White Cube Gallery Announced Its Representation of Howardena Pindell, Artist Known for Profound Personal and Political Works and Innovative Use of Circular Motifs

White Cube Gallery Announced Its Representation of Howardena Pindell, Artist Known for Profound Personal and Political Works and Innovative Use of Circular Motifs

From left, Howardena Pindell, early in her career. | © the artist; Howardena Pindell, 2018. | Photo © Nathan Keay, Courtesy White Cube   ARTIST AND CURATOR Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) joined White Cube gallery. Emphasizing color, structure and process, Pindell’s multidisciplinary practice explores an array of social and political issues, often through her own...
On View: 'Diedrick Brackens: Blood Compass' at Jack Shainman Gallery Presents Poetic, Painterly Weavings Made Over Past 6 Years

On View: ‘Diedrick Brackens: Blood Compass’ at Jack Shainman Gallery Presents Poetic, Painterly Weavings Made Over Past 6 Years

On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   Installation view of DIEDRICK BRACKENS, “forks of the creek,” 2023 (cotton and acrylic yarn, 86 x 156 inches), “Diedrick Brackens: blood compass,” Jack Shainman Gallery, 46 Lafayette Street, New York, N.Y., 2024. | © Diedrick Brackens. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York   THE...
Marking 20 Years, New Documentary Explores Founding of 'Art, Beats + Lyrics' Urban Art Show and Music Tour

Marking 20 Years, New Documentary Explores Founding of ‘Art, Beats + Lyrics’ Urban Art Show and Music Tour

Art, Beats + Lyrics is a touring urban art exhibition launched in Atlanta in 2004. From left, Founder and Producer Jabari Graham and Curator Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright. | Courtesy AB+L   ATLANTA, GA., HAS BEEN A NEXUS for African American art and artists for nearly a century since Hale Woodruff, Atlanta University’s first art teacher,...
Latest News in Black Art: April Bey and Paul Anthony Smith Join New Galleries, Nigel Freeman Heading Fine Art at Swann Auctions, Inaugural Artnoir Fellow & More

Latest News in Black Art: April Bey and Paul Anthony Smith Join New Galleries, Nigel Freeman Heading Fine Art at Swann Auctions, Inaugural Artnoir Fellow & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   APRIL BEY, “I KNOW ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT,” 2024 (jacquard, sherpa, crushed velour, metallic thread, beads, adorned clothespins, 80 x 240 inches). | © April Bey, Courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los...
First Museum Survey of LaToya Ruby Frazier Showcases Array of Photo-Based Projects, Bringing Attention to Communities in Crisis Fighting for Basic Human Rights

First Museum Survey of LaToya Ruby Frazier Showcases Array of Photo-Based Projects, Bringing Attention to Communities in Crisis Fighting for Basic Human Rights

LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER, Sandra Gould Ford Wearing Her Work Jacket and Hard Hat in Her Meditation Room in Homewood, PA from On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford, 2017. | © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, Courtesy the artist and Gladstone gallery   BLENDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND ACTIVISM, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s singular practice is political,...
On View: 'Nordic Utopia? African Americans in the 20th Century' Features Works by William H. Johnson, Herbert Gentry, and Walter Williams at Nordic Museum in Seattle

On View: ‘Nordic Utopia? African Americans in the 20th Century’ Features Works by William H. Johnson, Herbert Gentry, and Walter Williams at Nordic Museum in Seattle

On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, “Sunset, Denmark,” circa 1935-38 (oil on canvas). | Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.818   A SURGE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS went to Paris in the 1920s and 30s and a second wave arrived in the post-World War II era....
Latest News in Black Art: Lubaina Himid Covers Brooklyn Rail, New Curatorial Role for Bethani Blake at Amistad Center, Kevin Young Gets Harvard Arts Medal, Sobey Art Award Longlist

Latest News in Black Art: Lubaina Himid Covers Brooklyn Rail, New Curatorial Role for Bethani Blake at Amistad Center, Kevin Young Gets Harvard Arts Medal, Sobey Art Award Longlist

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Bethani Blake. | Courtesy Amistad Center for Art & Culture   APPOINTMENTS Amistad Center Announces New Curatorial Role The Amistad Center for Art & Culture in Hartford, Conn., focuses on the African American experience. Founded in 1987,...
David Zwirner Announces Representation of Walter Price, His Work Will Be Displayed in Gallery's 30th Anniversary Exhibition

David Zwirner Announces Representation of Walter Price, His Work Will Be Displayed in Gallery’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition

WALTER PRICE, “Races on the sea,” 2020-2021. | © Walter Price, Courtesy the artist   THE GRAND OPENING of David Zwirner’s new Los Angeles location coincides with the gallery’s 30th anniversary. The gallery is marking the milestone with an anniversary exhibition opening May 23. The show features works by everyone on its roster, more than...
On View: 'Jean-Michel Basquiat: Made on Market Street' at Gagosian Beverly Hills, Explores Artist's Early 1980s Experience in Los Angeles

On View: ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Made on Market Street’ at Gagosian Beverly Hills, Explores Artist’s Early 1980s Experience in Los Angeles

On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   Installation view of “Jean-Michel Basquiat: Made on Market Street,” 2024, Gagosian Beverly Hills. | Artwork © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo by Jeff McLane, Courtesy Gagosian   BORN IN BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) found his footing in the New York art...
Studio Museum in Harlem Appoints New Chief Program Officer: Natasha L. Logan is 'Proven Leader' With 'Deep Commitment to Uplifting Artists's Voices'

Studio Museum in Harlem Appoints New Chief Program Officer: Natasha L. Logan is ‘Proven Leader’ With ‘Deep Commitment to Uplifting Artists’s Voices’

THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM is welcoming Natasha L. Logan as its chief program officer. The Studio Museum focuses on local, national, and international artists of African descent. Logan will be responsible for exhibition and program strategies, a key leadership role supporting the museum’s mission and fundraising goals. Logan joins the Studio Museum from Creative...
Latest News in Black Art: Greg Tate Wins Pulitzer, Venice Biennale Silver Lion Award, Project Row Houses Names Director, Plus New Triennials in Boston and Delta Region

Latest News in Black Art: Greg Tate Wins Pulitzer, Venice Biennale Silver Lion Award, Project Row Houses Names Director, Plus New Triennials in Boston and Delta Region

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   CHANELL STONE (American, born 1992), “Cotton Mud,” 2022 (inkjet print, 50 x 60 inches / 127.00 x 152.40 cm). | Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: WTL.2024.158 © Chanell Stone; Photo by Chanell Stone   MUSEUMS Carnegie Museum...
New Time100 List of World's Most Influential People Includes Studio Museum's Thelma Golden, Architect Lesley Lokko, and Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier

New Time100 List of World’s Most Influential People Includes Studio Museum’s Thelma Golden, Architect Lesley Lokko, and Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier

See everyone on the Time100 list for 2024. | Video by Time   ACCORDING TO TIME MAGAZINE, the most influential people of 2024 include three important figures in worlds of visual art and design: artist and advocate LaToya Ruby Frazier, architect and educator Lesley Lokko, and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio...
Sonny's Bridge: Treasured Quilt by Faith Ringgold Covers New Yorker Magazine, a Memorial Tribute to the Celebrated Artist

Sonny’s Bridge: Treasured Quilt by Faith Ringgold Covers New Yorker Magazine, a Memorial Tribute to the Celebrated Artist

THE NEW YORKER is memorializing Faith Ringgold (1930-2024) with a cover tribute. “Sonny’s Bridge” (1986) by Ringgold is featured on the May 6 edition of the magazine. The painted quilt celebrates tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. He’s pictured playing his horn high atop a bridge with the New York City skyline in the background. The scene...
Imani Roach Named Curatorial Director of Philadelphia Museum of Art's New Center for African and African Diasporic Art

Imani Roach Named Curatorial Director of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s New Center for African and African Diasporic Art

THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART (PMA) announced in February 2023 the establishment of the Brind Center for African and African Diasporic Art. A year later, the museum has selected Imani Roach to lead the center. Roach joins PMA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she currently serves as assistant curator, Arts...
Latest News in Black Art: U.S. Museums Hire New African Art Curators, Michael C. Thorpe Wins EXPO Chicago Purchase Prize, Conrad Egyir Joined Miles McEnery Gallery & More

Latest News in Black Art: U.S. Museums Hire New African Art Curators, Michael C. Thorpe Wins EXPO Chicago Purchase Prize, Conrad Egyir Joined Miles McEnery Gallery & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Conrad Egyir in his studio, 2024. Shown, at left, “Milk, Honey and Refuge,” 2024 (oil, acrylic, and mounted wood, on canvas, 77 x 60 inches / 198.1 x 152.4 cm). | Courtesy the artist and Miles McEnery...
On View: 'Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: Hall of Fame' at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles, Portrait Artist Explores Cultural History of Boxing in Ghana

On View: ‘Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: Hall of Fame’ at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles, Portrait Artist Explores Cultural History of Boxing in Ghana

On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   Installation view of “Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: Hall of Fame,” Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, Calif., 2024. | Courtesy the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles. Photo by Paul Salveson   THE POWERFUL PORTRAITS of Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe (b. 1988) are exercises in symbolism, leaning on brilliant...
Claudette Johnson Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Pioneer in British Black Arts Movement is Known for Complex, Figurative Representations of Blackness

Claudette Johnson Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Pioneer in British Black Arts Movement is Known for Complex, Figurative Representations of Blackness

LONDON-BASED Claudette Johnson has been shortlisted for the 2024 Turner Prize. A pioneer in the British Black Arts Movement, Johnson creates commanding, large-scale figurative works that center Black men and women. Tate Britain announced the shortlist of four artists, including three women, this morning. The selected artists are Johnson, Pio Abad, Jasleen Kaur, and Delaine...
On View:  Monumental Sculptures by Zizipho Poswa at Southern Guild in Los Angeles 'Channel Socio-Cultural and Spiritual Elements That Underpin African Creation'

On View: Monumental Sculptures by Zizipho Poswa at Southern Guild in Los Angeles ‘Channel Socio-Cultural and Spiritual Elements That Underpin African Creation’

Installation view of “Zizipho Poswa: Indyebo yakwaNtu (Black Bounty),” Southern Guild, Los Angeles, Calif., 2024. | Courtesy Southern Guild   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   GRACEFUL AND BOLD, the ceramic and bronze sculptures of South African artist Zizipho Poswa celebrate African womanhood. A testament to her matrilineal heritage, the works invoke contemporary...
New York Museums are Showcasing African American Art, From the Harlem Renaissance to Contemporary Figuration, Sonya Clark, Lyle Ashton Harris & More

New York Museums are Showcasing African American Art, From the Harlem Renaissance to Contemporary Figuration, Sonya Clark, Lyle Ashton Harris & More

FROM MANHATTAN to Brooklyn and Queens, art museums are presenting important exhibitions of African American artists this spring. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” offers a rare opportunity to see an array of works by prominent 20th century figures, including Aaron Douglas, Laura Wheeler Waring, William H. Johnson, Archibald...
Mary Lovelace O'Neal's Alluring New Paintings Were 'Made in Mexico By Hand'

Mary Lovelace O’Neal’s Alluring New Paintings Were ‘Made in Mexico By Hand’

MARY LOVELACE O’NEAL, “Won—By a Nose,” 2021-23 WON–BY A NOSE, 2021-2023 (acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 7 x 10 feet, Diptych 2). | Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery   A SYMPHONY OF COLOR AND GESTURE, the abstract paintings of Mary Lovelace O’Neal (b. 1942) are personal and political, serious and joyful. The...