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Beyond Frieze: 18 Los Angeles-Area Museum Exhibitions Are Showcasing Works by Spectrum of Black Artists

Beyond Frieze: 18 Los Angeles-Area Museum Exhibitions Are Showcasing Works by Spectrum of Black Artists

  THE ART WORLD is increasingly drawn to Greater Los Angeles, where the vibrant cultural landscape continues to transform. New art museums and a new wave of commercial galleries are establishing roots and a major art fair has a committed audience. The Orange County Museum of Art is inaugurating a new building in a new...
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 '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...
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...
Meg Onli Appointed Co-Leader of Black-Founded Underground Museum in Los Angeles, Will Serve as Director and Curator

Meg Onli Appointed Co-Leader of Black-Founded Underground Museum in Los Angeles, Will Serve as Director and Curator

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM in Los Angeles announced the appointment of Meg Onli as director and curator. She joins the museum from the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she served as associate curator. Onli is taking on a co-leadership role at the Black-founded museum with Cristina Pacheco. A...
Los Angeles: 5 New Gallery Exhibitions are Dedicated to Artists Lorna Simpson, Betye Saar, Amoako Boafo, June Edmonds, and Rashid Johnson

Los Angeles: 5 New Gallery Exhibitions are Dedicated to Artists Lorna Simpson, Betye Saar, Amoako Boafo, June Edmonds, and Rashid Johnson

  LOS ANGELES GALLERIES are brimming with new exhibitions featuring new works by prominent Black artists. The intergenerational slate includes Amoako Boafo, June Edmonds, Rashid Johnson, Lorna Simpson, and Betye Saar, all of whom have coinciding museum exhibitions and public art projects at a variety of venues nationwide.   LORNA SIMPSON, “Recurring,” 2021 (ink and...
Latest News in Black Art: New Weeksville CEO, Cranbrook Academy Investing $30 Million Gift in Student Diversity, Major Acquisitions at PAFA, Morgan Library, and High Museum

Latest News in Black Art: New Weeksville CEO, Cranbrook Academy Investing $30 Million Gift in Student Diversity, Major Acquisitions at PAFA, Morgan Library, and High Museum

  The following is a snapshot of the latest news in Black art:   Raymond Codrington. | Courtesy Weeksville Heritage Center   Appointments   Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center Names New CEO Raymond Codrington is joining Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn as CEO. The news was announced April 6. A cultural anthropologist, Codrington has served as...
On View: 'Caroline Kent: A Sudden Appearance of the Sun' at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles

On View: ‘Caroline Kent: A Sudden Appearance of the Sun’ at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOR HER FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION with Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, Caroline Kent is presenting a suite of large-scale paintings. Kent explores the intersection of language, abstraction, and painting. She begins by covering her canvases with black paint, creating a “non-space” of “unlocatability.” From there, the...
California African American Museum in Los Angeles Hired Two New Curators: Taylor Renee Aldridge and Susan D. Anderson

California African American Museum in Los Angeles Hired Two New Curators: Taylor Renee Aldridge and Susan D. Anderson

  Taylor Renee Aldridge joined CAAM as visual arts curator. | Photo by Paper Monday   IN LOS ANGELES, the California African American Museum (CAAM) announced two key curatorial appointments. Detroit-based independent curator and writer Taylor Renee Aldridge is joining the museum as visual arts curator and program manager. Susan D. Anderson, a public historian...
'Soul of a Nation' is Traveling to the West Coast, Exhibition Will Be on View in Spring 2019 at The Broad in Los Angeles

‘Soul of a Nation’ is Traveling to the West Coast, Exhibition Will Be on View in Spring 2019 at The Broad in Los Angeles

“Did the Bear Sit Under the Tree” (1969) by Benny Andrews   THE INTERNATIONAL TOUR for “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” has been extended. The exhibition will be on view at The Broad next March. The Los Angeles museum is the exhibition’s only West Coast venue and the show’s...
Culture Talk: Kellie Jones Discusses 'South of Pico,' Her Recently Published Book About African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and '70s

Culture Talk: Kellie Jones Discusses ‘South of Pico,’ Her Recently Published Book About African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s

Kellie Jones, author of “South of Pico.”   A DECADE AGO, Kellie Jones set out to write a book about African American artists in Los Angeles. The focus of her research was the 1960s and ’70s, a period when artists in the city were experimenting with materials and form, and mixing art with activism. Shortly...
Recognized for His Distinctive Visual Style, Filmmaker Kahlil Joseph is Recipient of 2017 Los Angeles Artadia Award

Recognized for His Distinctive Visual Style, Filmmaker Kahlil Joseph is Recipient of 2017 Los Angeles Artadia Award

Installation view, KAHLIL JOSEPH: Double Conscience at MOCA LA   SOUGHT AFTER ARTIST AND FILMMAKER Kahlil Joseph has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Shabazz Palaces, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, and shared a directing credit with Beyonce on her visual album “Lemonade.” He has also collaborated with film director Terrence Malick and visual artists Henry Taylor, Martine...
Mark Bradford Ranks Among Most Expensive West Coast Artists

Mark Bradford Ranks Among Most Expensive West Coast Artists

LOS ANGELES-BASED ARTIST Mark Bradford is among the 10 most expensive living West Coast artists, according to artnet News. Last year, his 2008 mixed-media collage “Mithra,” sold for more than $2.6 million at auction, a record for the artist. The impressive price earned him a No. 7 ranking among artists including Ed Ruscha, Mark Grotjahn,...