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Exhibitions
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”   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 abstract pictures are worlds unto themselves. Color functions...
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...
October Openings: 26 U.S. Museum Exhibitions Feature Betye Saar, Conrad Egyir, Jennifer Packer, 'Afro-Atlantic Histories,' Plus Prospect 5 New Orleans, and More

October Openings: 26 U.S. Museum Exhibitions Feature Betye Saar, Conrad Egyir, Jennifer Packer, ‘Afro-Atlantic Histories,’ Plus Prospect 5 New Orleans, and More

  NEW U.S. ART MUSEUM and institutional exhibitions opening in October include solo shows of Conrad Egyir in San Jose, Betye Saar in Miami, Thaddeus Mosley in Baltimore, and Jennifer Packer in New York. A visit to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., will make efficient use of your time, with three must-see shows opening...
New York: 5 Art Gallery Exhibitions Explore Works by McArthur Binion, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison

New York: 5 Art Gallery Exhibitions Explore Works by McArthur Binion, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW in New York, galleries are presenting solo exhibitions of artists Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, McArthur Binion, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison. The shows feature all new paintings and sculpture and emerging artists Harrison and Yearwood-Dan are collaborating with Salon 94 and Marianne Boesky galleries, respectively, for the first time....
Ernie Barnes Painted From Experience, New York Gallery Exhibition Features Four Decades of Former Pro-Football Player's Images

Ernie Barnes Painted From Experience, New York Gallery Exhibition Features Four Decades of Former Pro-Football Player’s Images

  A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER who became a successful artist, Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) made paintings about what he experienced and what was familiar. His most frequent subjects were African American life in the South, referencing his North Carolina roots, and racially diverse athletes engaged in all manner of sports, from tennis and boxing, to basketball...
David Zwirner is Showing Abstract Paintings by Jesse Murry, Part of Series of Exhibitions Dedicated to Artists Who Died During HIV/AIDS Crisis

David Zwirner is Showing Abstract Paintings by Jesse Murry, Part of Series of Exhibitions Dedicated to Artists Who Died During HIV/AIDS Crisis

Installation view of “Jesse Murry” at David Zwirner, New York   MARKING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing its first report about what would become known as AIDS, David Zwirner is presenting More Life, a special series dedicated to artists who died from HIV/AIDS-related ailments during the first two...
On View: 'When You Need Letters for Your Skin,' New Paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami at Victoria Miro in London

On View: ‘When You Need Letters for Your Skin,’ New Paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami at Victoria Miro in London

    On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   VICTORIA MIRO in London is showing nine new paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. “When You Need Letters for Your Skin” is the Hwaami’s first solo exhibition with the gallery since joining the roster in December. Born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, she grew up in South Africa from...
On View: 'Betty Blayton: In Search of Grace' at Mnuchin Gallery in New York Explores Five Decades of Pioneering Abstract Artist

On View: ‘Betty Blayton: In Search of Grace’ at Mnuchin Gallery in New York Explores Five Decades of Pioneering Abstract Artist

Installation view of “Betty Blayton: In Search of Grace”   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE EXHIBITION “In Search of Grace” provides a rare opportunity to explore the work of Betty Blayton (1937-2016) across five decades. Known for her “spiritual abstractions,” Blayton employed poetic palettes and often worked in a tondo format....