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On View: See Images From 'Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch,' First Survey of Artist's Quilt-Based Works at California African American Museum in Los Angeles

On View: See Images From ‘Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch,’ First Survey of Artist’s Quilt-Based Works at California African American Museum in Los Angeles

“Bonsai” (2016) by Sanford Biggers   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   WORKING WITH ANTIQUE, pre-1900 quilts, Sanford Biggers makes mixed-media works that present as painted textiles and sculptural installations. The quilt-based works are inspired by the modern and contemporary artistry of the Black women who have been making quilts in Gee’s Bend,...
On View: See Images From Studio Museum in Harlem's Artists-in-Residence Exhibition Featuring Widline Cadet, Jacolby Satterwhite, Texas Isaiah, and Genesis Jerez at MoMA PS1

On View: See Images From Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artists-in-Residence Exhibition Featuring Widline Cadet, Jacolby Satterwhite, Texas Isaiah, and Genesis Jerez at MoMA PS1

“Jiskaske Enfinite Vini Nan Yon Fen (Until Infinity Comes To An End)” (2021) by Widline Cade   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A GROUP EXHIBITION at MoMA PS1, “(Never) As I Was” presents new works by the Studio Museum in Harlem’s 2020-21 artists-in-residence: Widline Cadet, Texas Isaiah, Genesis Jerez, and Jacolby Satterwhite....
Longing: New Paintings by Peter Uka Channel Fond Memories of Nigeria, 'This for Me is a Moment in Time. A Time When All Was Well, All Was Good'

Longing: New Paintings by Peter Uka Channel Fond Memories of Nigeria, ‘This for Me is a Moment in Time. A Time When All Was Well, All Was Good’

“Beach Life” (2021) by Peter Uka   FOR HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION in the United States, Peter Uka is presenting seven new figurative paintings. On view at Mariane Ibrahim in Chicago, “Peter Uka: Longing” channels 1970s nostalgia and memories of growing up in Nigeria. Uka portrays men wearing bell bottoms at the beach, the barbershop,...
On View: See Images From 'Whitfield Lovell: Le Rouge et Le Noir,' an Exhibition of New Works at DC Moore Gallery in New York City

On View: See Images From ‘Whitfield Lovell: Le Rouge et Le Noir,’ an Exhibition of New Works at DC Moore Gallery in New York City

“Because I Wanna Fly” (2021) by Whitfield Lovell   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   EMOTIONAL AND EVOCATIVE, Whitfield Lovell‘s work draws on memory and metaphor. His source images are found photographs of anonymous African Americans dating from emancipation to the civil rights era. He explores the Black experience by connecting past lives...
On View: See Images From Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe's 2021 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition at Rubell Museum in Miami

On View: See Images From Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition at Rubell Museum in Miami

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   COWBOYS AND TWINS take center stage at the Rubell Museum in Miami, where Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe is presenting his 2021 Artist-in-Residence exhibition. Quaicoe stands out among a proliferation of young artists emerging over the past several years whose central focus is Black portraiture. Quaicoe generally...
Joseph Yoakum Drew Real and Imagined Landscapes: 'Wherever My Mind Led Me, I Would Go. I've Been All Over This World Four Times'

Joseph Yoakum Drew Real and Imagined Landscapes: ‘Wherever My Mind Led Me, I Would Go. I’ve Been All Over This World Four Times’

  THE POETIC LANDSCAPES of Joseph Yoakum (1891-1972) are transporting. Yoakum said he drew what he saw as he made his way in the world. He depicted meandering streams, mountainous vistas, and forested terrains, creating texture and dimension within the topographical scenes using dense hash marks made with ballpoint and felt-tip pens. He further added...
On View: See Images From 'Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato' Exhibition at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco

On View: See Images From ‘Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato’ Exhibition at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco

Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato”   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A SURVEY OF WORKS by Oliver Lee Jackson (born 1935) is on view at Rena Bransten Gallery. “Vibrato” features mixed-media paintings, prints, and sculpture dating from the 1980s and 2009 to 2021. Infused with spirit and emotion, Jackson’s powerful...
At Glenstone Museum, Glenn Ligon's Neon 'Warm Broad Glow' is Welcome Beacon

At Glenstone Museum, Glenn Ligon’s Neon ‘Warm Broad Glow’ is Welcome Beacon

  ‘GLENN LIGON: AMERICA’ opened in 2011 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, then located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Before entering the museum, visitors to Glenn Ligon‘s mid-career retrospective were greeted by “Warm Broad Glow II” (2011), installed in the front window, facing Madison Avenue. Lighting up the wealthy, overwhelmingly white New York...
On View: See Images From 'June Edmonds: Full Spectrum,' a 40-Year Survey at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

On View: See Images From ‘June Edmonds: Full Spectrum,’ a 40-Year Survey at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

“For Maria: Lost Cienega” (2021) by June Edmonds   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   TRACING HER JOURNEY from figuration to abstraction, “Full Spectrum” at Laband Art Gallery surveys the practice of June Edmonds over the past 40 years. Edmonds was born in Los Angeles, where she continues to live and work. Over...
New Website Launched in Anticipation of Artist Simone Leigh's Representation of United States at 56th Venice Biennale in 2022

New Website Launched in Anticipation of Artist Simone Leigh’s Representation of United States at 56th Venice Biennale in 2022

  A NEW WEBSITE provides a preview of Simone Leigh‘s forthcoming exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2022. Leigh is the first Black female artist to represent the United States with a solo show in the U.S. Pavilion at the international exhibition. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston in cooperation with the...
On View: See Images From 'In a Time of Panthers: The Lost Negatives' Featuring Photographs by Jeffrey Henson Scales From Late 1960s at Claire Oliver Gallery in Harlem

On View: See Images From ‘In a Time of Panthers: The Lost Negatives’ Featuring Photographs by Jeffrey Henson Scales From Late 1960s at Claire Oliver Gallery in Harlem

Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale (1968) by Jeffrey Henson Scales   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOUNDED 55 YEARS AGO, the legacy of the Black Panther Party is being explored and celebrated this fall with art and images often taking center stage. A bronze bust of Huey P. Newton by Dana...
On View: See Images From 'Noah Davis' Exhibition at David Zwirner in London, First UK Presentation of Artist's Work

On View: See Images From ‘Noah Davis’ Exhibition at David Zwirner in London, First UK Presentation of Artist’s Work

  “40 Acres and a Unicorn” (2007) by Noah Davis   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   SIXTEEN PAINTINGS by Noah Davis (1983-2015) are on view at David Zwirner London. Dating from 2007 to 2015, the selection surveys the wide range of pictures Davis produced during his brief career. “His paintings are both...
In Nashville, Encyclopedic Museum Exhibition is Showcasing 'Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework' by Sculptor William Edmondson

In Nashville, Encyclopedic Museum Exhibition is Showcasing ‘Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework’ by Sculptor William Edmondson

  THE FIRST MAJOR MUSEUM EXHIBITION of Tennessee-born William Edmondson (c. 1874-1951) in 20 years is on view at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville, Tenn. Known for his stone sculptures, at once roughly rendered and poetic, Edmondson lived and worked in Nashville. Drawing on public and private collections, the show features 20 works from...
Coming Soon: Career-Spanning Survey of Beverly McIver Opens at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2022

Coming Soon: Career-Spanning Survey of Beverly McIver Opens at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2022

  NEARLY 25 YEARS AGO, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presented an emerging artist exhibition dedicated to Beverly McIver, her first-ever solo show. Next year, the Arizona museum plans to revisit the artist’s work with a career-spanning survey chronicling the arc of her ongoing practice. “Beverly McIver: Full Circle” is guest-curated by Kim...
On View: Tyler Mitchell's First Solo Exhibition at Jack Shainman is Spread Across Gallery's Two Chelsea Locations in New York

On View: Tyler Mitchell’s First Solo Exhibition at Jack Shainman is Spread Across Gallery’s Two Chelsea Locations in New York

“Connective Tissue” (2021) by Tyler Mitchell   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE PASTORAL AMERICAN SOUTH conjures complex histories, emotions, and experiences for Black people. Family traditions and connections to the land are tempered by racial terror and generational discrimination. Tyler Mitchell focuses nearly exclusively on the blissful moments and the power...
On View: 'Corey Pemberton: Home/Body,' Artist's First West Coast Solo Exhibition at UNREPD in Los Angeles

On View: ‘Corey Pemberton: Home/Body,’ Artist’s First West Coast Solo Exhibition at UNREPD in Los Angeles

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE PORTRAITS Corey Pemberton makes capture people he knows at home. The artist describes his subjects as “people in his life whose bodies and identities fall outside of the traditional raced, gendered, and sexualized boundaries of ordinariness.” Pemberton’s current exhibition unites these two concerns. His paintings...