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On View: 'Phumelele Tshabalala: Becoming Water From the Same Source' at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London

On View: ‘Phumelele Tshabalala: Becoming Water From the Same Source’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION of Phumelele Tshabalala presents new mixed-media works on canvas, board, and paper at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London. “Becoming water from the same source” features 13 works by the South African artist. Electric colors cast his fascinating...
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Los Angeles: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Amy Sherald, Stanley Whitney, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, and Brenna Youngblood

Los Angeles: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Amy Sherald, Stanley Whitney, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, and Brenna Youngblood

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN LOS ANGELES, five galleries are presenting solo exhibitions of highly regarded African American artists working in a variety of mediums and styles, including portraiture, abstraction, and sculpture. The presentations include the first West Coast exhibition of Amy Sherald, Stanley Whitney’s first full-scale exhibition in Los Angeles, and Brenna Youngblood’s first...
Glenstone is Hosting a Major Faith Ringgold Exhibition This Spring, Maryland Museum is Only U.S. Venue For the Expansive Survey

Glenstone is Hosting a Major Faith Ringgold Exhibition This Spring, Maryland Museum is Only U.S. Venue For the Expansive Survey

  THE HOLDINGS OF GLENSTONE MUSEUM in Potomac, Md., include some of Faith Ringgold‘s most politically potent, flag-inspired works. The paintings speak to America’s violent history of racism and injustice. “The American Collection #6: The Flag is Bleeding #2” (1997) is a self portrait of the artist keeping a close, protective hold on her two...
New York: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Paul Anthony Smith, Keith Duncan, LeRone Wilson, 20th Century Masters, and 12 Black Female Artists

New York: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Paul Anthony Smith, Keith Duncan, LeRone Wilson, 20th Century Masters, and 12 Black Female Artists

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN NEW YORK, five gallery exhibitions showcase works by a variety of African American artists. The selection includes a group show at LatchKey Gallery devoted to a dozen Black female artists, Keith Duncan’s homage to marching bands at New Orleans HBCUs (online), and images by Paul Anthony Smith that explore his...
Jenkins Johnson Gallery Announced its Representation of New Jersey-Based Painter Philemona Williamson

Jenkins Johnson Gallery Announced its Representation of New Jersey-Based Painter Philemona Williamson

Philemona Williamson at Montclair Art Museum. | Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery   JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY now represents Philemona Williamson. The New Jersey-based artist makes narrative paintings that capture poetic, dream-like moments that elicit multiple interpretations. The timeless, invented scenes reflect childhood and adolescent experiences and explore the nature of innocence, vulnerability, and strength through the...
Fresh From Studio Museum Residency, Naudline Pierre Joins James Cohan Gallery

Fresh From Studio Museum Residency, Naudline Pierre Joins James Cohan Gallery

“Lest You Fall” (2019) by Naudline Pierre   JAMES COHAN GALLERY in New York announced its representation of Naudline Pierre today. Brooklyn-based Pierre makes figurative paintings and drawings suffused with enchanting color. Her images of fantastic and imagined worlds are populated with recurring characters who hold, carry, watch, and hover over a protagonist who serves...
The Week in Black Art, March 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires New Education Director, New Orleans Museum Acquires Wangechi Mutu Sculpture, Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Painting Headed to Auction

The Week in Black Art, March 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires New Education Director, New Orleans Museum Acquires Wangechi Mutu Sculpture, Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Painting Headed to Auction

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Ashley Harris is heading up marketing at Mana Culture. | Photo by Angela Pham   March 20, 2021   Ashley Harris Joins Mana Culture Ashley Harris was appointed head of marketing, Arts and Culture for Mana Culture based...
On View: 'Love Letters for Harlem,' Photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker at Claire Oliver Gallery

On View: ‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ Photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker at Claire Oliver Gallery

“Lady Money Sings The Blues” (2011) by Ruben Natal-San Miguel   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOUR HARLEM PHOTOGRAPHERS are the focus of the latest exhibition at Claire Oliver Gallery—John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales, and Shawn Walker. The artful images featured in “Love Letters for Harlem” pay homage to...
Auction Records: Paintings Derrick Adams and Jammie Holmes Establish New Benchmarks at Christie's, Works by Titus Kaphar and Henry Taylor Also Sold

Auction Records: Paintings Derrick Adams and Jammie Holmes Establish New Benchmarks at Christie’s, Works by Titus Kaphar and Henry Taylor Also Sold

  CHRISTIE’S HOSTED A LIVE Post-War to Present auction this week, setting four artist records for Derrick Adams, Elaine de Kooning, Jammie Holmes, and Lucas Samaras. Two figurative paintings set new benchmarks for Adams and Holmes. The second lot in the auction, “Figure in the Urban Landscape 31” (2019) by Adams doubled expectations. The two-figure...
Lauren Haynes Named Senior Curator at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art

Lauren Haynes Named Senior Curator at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art

  THE NASHER MUSEUM OF ART at Duke University announced the appointment of Lauren Haynes this morning. She is joining the museum as Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. The Nasher Museum in Durham, N.C., has been a leader in the field, showcasing a spectrum of emerging and overlooked artists,...
The Week in Black Art, March 8-14, 2021: Deana Haggag Departs United States Artists to Join Mellon Foundation, Mariane Ibrahim Opening Paris Gallery

The Week in Black Art, March 8-14, 2021: Deana Haggag Departs United States Artists to Join Mellon Foundation, Mariane Ibrahim Opening Paris Gallery

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Deana Haggag. Photo by Braxton Black   March 12, 2021   Deana Haggag is Joining the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation After serving as president and CEO of United States Artists (USA) for four years, Deana Haggag has accepted...
International Recognition: From America to Africa, Europe and Asia, Museum Exhibitions are Celebrating Black Female Artists

International Recognition: From America to Africa, Europe and Asia, Museum Exhibitions are Celebrating Black Female Artists

  CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, in many ways represents the modus operandi of Black female artists. Achieving a certain level of success and recognition requires beating profound odds in a field where women, particularly women of color, are underrepresented and undervalued at nearly every turn—from exhibitions, gallery representation,...
New Orleans-Based Artist and Filmmaker Garrett Bradley is Now Exclusively Represented by Lisson Gallery

New Orleans-Based Artist and Filmmaker Garrett Bradley is Now Exclusively Represented by Lisson Gallery

Artist and Filmmaker Garrett Bradley. | Courtesy Lisson Gallery   LISSON GALLERY of London, New York, and Shanghai announced its worldwide representation of Garrett Bradley on March 5. In her bio, the artist and filmmaker states that she “works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial...
Closing Soon: From New York to Atlanta and Dallas, 5 Museum Exhibitions Featuring African American Artists

Closing Soon: From New York to Atlanta and Dallas, 5 Museum Exhibitions Featuring African American Artists

  FROM NEW YORK TO TEXAS, museums are presenting some of the most socially engaging and historically significant work of our time. Five must-see exhibitions feature critically acclaimed video installations by Arthur Jafa and Garrett Bradley; retrospectives exploring the photography of New York collective Kamoinge Workshop and Chicago-based Dawoud Bey; and works by artists incarcerated...
The Week in Black Art, March 1-7, 2021: Two Museums Will Acquire Amy Sherald's Portrait of Breonna Taylor, Text From Obama Speech Will Grace Facade of Presidential Museum

The Week in Black Art, March 1-7, 2021: Two Museums Will Acquire Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Breonna Taylor, Text From Obama Speech Will Grace Facade of Presidential Museum

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   AMY SHERALD (b. 1973), “Breonna Taylor,” 2020 (oil on linen, 137.2 x 109.2 cm / 54 x 43 inches). | © Amy Sherald. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joseph Hyde   March 7, 2021...
Hugo McCloud's New Paintings are Made with Single-Use Plastic Bags: 'This Material Could Be Used as Art, But Also as a Tool to Open Up Conversation'

Hugo McCloud’s New Paintings are Made with Single-Use Plastic Bags: ‘This Material Could Be Used as Art, But Also as a Tool to Open Up Conversation’

  THE WORK OF Hugo McCloud has shifted profoundly over the past year. His latest paintings on view at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, were produced using single-use plastic bags—plentiful, overlooked, non-biodegradable material available in a spectrum of colors. The plastic served as his “paint.” The works are composed of hundreds, or maybe even...
College Art Association 2021 Awards Honor Samella Lewis, Deborah Willis, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Simone Leigh, Charles L. Davis II, and Maren Hassinger

College Art Association 2021 Awards Honor Samella Lewis, Deborah Willis, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Simone Leigh, Charles L. Davis II, and Maren Hassinger

From left, Nicole R. Fleetwood and Samella Lewis   AN INTERGENERATIONAL SLATE of artists and scholars was recognized by the College Art Association (CAA) with 2021 Awards for Distinction. In previous years, one or a few of the honorees have been Black. This year, there were several. Recipients of the juried awards included Samella Lewis,...