Who is Hugh Hayden?

  Hugh Hayden’s practice considers the anthropomorphization of the natural world as a visceral lens for exploring the human condition. Hayden transforms familiar objects through a process of selection, carving and juxtaposition to challenge our perceptions of ourselves, others and the environment. Raised in Texas and trained as an architect, his work arises from a […]

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Urban Art taken to a HIGHER GROUND

Meet this amazing graphic artist! His collage style is breathtaking. Prince George’s County, MD Graphic Artist Broadie fell in love with art when he was a child in elementary school. The moment his teacher gave him a pair of scissors to start cutting shapes, he knew he wanted to create. He still remembers using cotton […]

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Aksiniya Misyuta British Artist

Employing techniques from different fields, Aksiniya Misyuta veers between figurative and abstract imagery, though avoiding depictions executed in pure abstraction. Often rendered with cubist attributes, the emerging artist‘s works are characterized by a geometrically stylized approach that conveys magnetism submerged in a dystopian environment. Without clear facial features, her obscure figures become articulate with the […]

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Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones’s paintings emerge from a perspective of what the artist describes as ‘cultural addition, combination and collaboration’. Born and educated in the UK and now living and working in the USA, his practice is inspired by the ancient history of West Africa and its attendant mythology, and by his Yoruba heritage. Often beginning with […]

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Lunga Ntila FEMINIST ARTIST

My feminism looks like freedom; it is opinionated and unapologetic — Lung Ntali LUNGA NTALI emphasises intersectionality, sexuality and femininity as important foundations regarding her storytelling and work. At her core, she is a truthful artist who encourages difficult but necessary conversations that speak to marginalized people. She manages to tackle subjects that attempt to […]

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Meet Ekene Maduka

Ekene Emeka-Maduka, born 1996, was raised in Kano, Nigeria, before moving to Canada as a student. She now lives and works in Winnipeg. Ekene’s practice is an on going study of the “self”. It is an exploration of individuality and self-representation that translates her experiences to viewers who may or may not be familiar with […]

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Radcliffe Bailey–Ascents and Echoes

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Ascents and Echoes, an exhibition of new work by Radcliffe Bailey at our 513 West 20th Street and 524 West 24th Street locations. While continuing Bailey’s exploration of the coalescence of time, history, and collective memory, this body of work marks a departure from figurative photographic source imagery and a foray into […]

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Stanley Whitney’s NYC Show

Lisson Gallery is pleased to present TwentyTwenty, an exhibition of new paintings by Stanley Whitney created over the past year. Color continues to galvanize Whitney’s compositions, each block of pigment dictated by its relationship to the one before it. The artist’s ninth solo exhibition with the gallery advances his exploration of color, and features a […]

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Diane Simpson American Sculptor

Diane Simpson , born 1935, is a Chicago-based artist who for the past forty years has created sculptures and preparatory drawings that evolve from a diverse range of sources, including clothing, utilitarian objects, and architecture. The structures of clothing forms has continuously informed her work, serving as a vehicle for exploring their visually formal qualities, […]

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New Light: Encounters and Connections

New  Light: Encounters and Connections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), brings more than 60 works of art from across the collection—including 23 newly acquired contemporary pieces—into thought-provoking dialogue. Organized into 21“conversations,” the exhibition juxtaposes each contemporary work with one or two rarely seen objects acquired earlier in the Museum’s history. The latest […]

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West Harlem Art Fund kicks off the fall season with an all female exhibition & public mural where NATURE MATTERS

 Elements presented by the West Harlem Art Fund is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, that features an international roster of women artists in their exhibition space (NP/10) on Governors Island, beginning September 10th. Also featured is Floral Love Project, a participatory mural led by veteran artist Kraig Blue from September 10th through 12th, and the outdoor sculptural […]

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Looking at Meschac Gaba

Meschac Gaba (born 1961) is a Beninese conceptual artist based in Rotterdam and Cotonou. His installations of everyday objects whimsically juxtapose African and Western cultural identities and commerce. He is best known for The Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002, an autobiographical 12-room installation acquired and displayed by the Tate Modern in 2013. He has […]

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Remembering HUNG LIU

  Hung Liu (刘虹) (February 17, 1948 – August 7, 2021) Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948, growing up during the Maoist regime. Initially trained in the Socialist Realist style, Liu studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, before immigrating to the US […]

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MEET SELLY RABY KANE

Selly Raby Kane is a renowned Senegalese fashion designer and artist involved in Africa’s booming art and design movement. Kane is an interesting case study to grasp fashion’s involvement in Africa’s current debate surrounding identity and empowerment through innovation. This article discusses Kane’s designs in light of her contribution not only to contemporary approaches to […]

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Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking  at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum celebrates both the artist and the democratic and diverse creative community he developed. Born of Jamaican immigrants and raised in Harlem, Blackburn was an innovative printmaker and influential teacher. Blackburn explored avant-garde ideas while promoting a new collaborative approach to printmaking. The […]

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DANIELLE MCKINNEY ARTIST

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Midnight Oil, an exhibition of new paintings by Danielle Mckinney shown on the second floor of the gallery’s Aspen location from June 24 – July 25, 2021. The works on view capture profoundly contemplative scenes with engaging and expressive energy, highlighting the artist’s intuitive observation of human life and […]

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TRIBECA EXHIBITION

Ortuzar Projects is pleased to present You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, a historical group exhibition that revisits the Sapphire Show, the first survey of African American women artists in Los Angeles and, likely, the United States. This collaborative project was staged over the July Fourth weekend in 1970 at Gallery 32, the experimental space run by Suzanne Jackson […]

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NEW EXHIBITION — SENGA NENGUDI: TOPOLOGIES

Situated at the intersection of sculpture and performance, Senga Nengudi’s provocative works reimagine the possibilities for abstract art through an exploration of both the Black female body and the collective practices of community and ritual. A leader of the 1970s Black American avant-garde, Nengudi has built a powerful and innovative body of work rooted in […]

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LIGHT OF FREEDOM

Light of Freedom is a thirteen-foot-tall reference to the torch and flame of the Statue of Liberty. The statue’s hand and torch were on view in Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882 as a nineteenth-century-style marketing event intended to rouse excitement and gather funds to complete the statue in France before it was installed […]

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Brand New Heavies

Brand New Heavies, an exhibition curated by Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas—collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, brings together monumental work by Abigail DeVille, Xaviera Simmons, and Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Each artist has produced a new, site-specific installation that combines video, sculpture, and architecture, and comprises natural, industrial, and found materials. DeVille has created a 20-foot […]

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Annan Affotey and his ‘Red Eye’ Paintings

  Annan Affotey was born in 1985 in Accra, Ghana. After graduating from Ghanatta College of Art and Design winning Best Student of Still Life, Best Imagination and Composition, and Best Abstract Drawing awards, Annan joined the Revolution Art Organization and displayed his work in several group and solo exhibitions in Accra.  In 2013, Annan […]

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Daniel Lind Ramos from Puerto Rico

DANIEL LIND-RAMOS was born in Loíza, Puerto Rico (May 21st, 1953). He studied at the University of Puerto Rico: BA. (1975), New York University: MA. (1979) In 1989 he received the Arana Scholarship where he attended to Antonio Segui’s Studio in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (1989). Painter and assemblage sculptor, at present, […]

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Nigerian artist Uchay Joel Chima

“I enjoy spending quiet moments observing nature and my environment, exploring shapes, colours and designs.” Since graduating from the Art School of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria in 1997, Uchay Joel Chima’s artwork has continued to evolve, remaining relevant to developments in contemporary art. Weaving a tapestry of memory, imagination, societal happenings […]

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Artist Tavares Strachan from the Bahamas

Tavares Strachan’s artistic practice activates the intersections of art, science, and politics, offering uniquely synthesized points of view on the cultural dynamics of scientific knowledge.  Aeronautics, astronomy, deep-sea exploration, and extreme climatology are but some of the thematic arenas out of which Strachan creates monumental allegories that tell of cultural displacement, human aspiration, and mortal […]

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CONTEMPORARY ARTIST OMAR BA

Omar Ba is a contemporary Senegalese artist known for his mixed media paintings which fuse figurative and decorative motifs. Ba’s surreal scenes of violence and fantasy investigate despotic warlords of the present, traditional folklore, colonial oppression, and the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The artist has said that his work is meant to tell narratives that […]

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Christine Nofchissey McHorse Navajo Ceramist Artist

McHorse’s mysterious works  called to mind the shapes of Brancusi. She died of the coronavirus at age 72. Born in Morenci, AZ, in 1948, Christine Nofchissey McHorse is a first generation, full-blooded Navajo ceramic artist. After marrying Joel McHorse, a Taos Pueblo Indian, she learned to make pots through his grandmother, Lena Archuleta, who taught […]

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All News Works by Deborah Roberts

  The first solo Texas museum exhibition by Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts, featuring all new works. Deborah Roberts (American, born 1962 in Austin, Texas) critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children. Her first solo museum presentation in Texas, I’m, is part of The Contemporary […]

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Mildred Thompson

Mildred Thompson was born in 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1957 under the tutelage and mentorship of pioneering African American art historian James Porter. Thompson also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (1956), earned a Max Beckmann Scholarship […]

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Henry Taylor debuts in UK

Henry Taylor culls his cultural landscape at a vigorous pace, creating a language entirely his own from archival and immediate imagery, disparate material and memory. Through a process he describes as ‘hunting and gathering,’ Taylor transports us into imagined realities that interrogate the breadth of the human condition, social movements and political structures. For his […]

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PERUVIAN ARTIST TERESA BRUGA DIES

A pioneering figure in Latin American Conceptualism, Teresa Burga (b.1935, Iquitos, Peru – d.2021, Lima, Peru) made works that encompassed drawing, painting, sculpture, and conceptual structures that supported the display of analytical data and experimental methodologies. Born in Iquitos, Peru in 1935, Burga studied at the School of Art Catholic University of Peru in Lima and contributed […]

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CARIBBEAN ARTIST YERMINE RICHARDSON

  He is primarily inspired and motivated by his experience growing up in the Caribbean, where he used to play in the darkness and look up at the surreal sky full of stars. Yermine Richardson is a Caribbean multi-disciplinary artist creating artworks which encapsulate and honor Caribbean cultures and aesthetics. His artworks display traditional symbols […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT MARTHA JACKSON JARVIS

Martha Jackson Jarvis was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1952. She spent her early childhood in the south and moved to Philadelphia when she was thirteen. Jackson Jarvis studied her freshman year at Howard University where she benefited from the influence of artists such as Elizabeth Catlett and Lois Mailou Jones but later transferred to Tyler […]

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GORDON PARKS: HALF AND THE WHOLE

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Gordon Parks: Half and the Whole, on view at both gallery locations. As a photographer, film director, composer, and writer, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a visionary artist whose work continues to influence American culture to this day. In collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, this two-part exhibition featuring […]

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BASKET CASE II

  ARTISTS Ifeoma Anyaeji, Delaine Le Bas, Alexandra Bircken, matali crasset, Tapfuma Gutsa, Sebastian Herkner, Michel Paysant, including collaborations with Eric Gauss and Justin Langlands. WEAVING COMMUNITIES Binga Craft Centre, Bulawayo Home Industries, Lupane Women’s Centre, Zienzele Foundation, STEP Trust CURATORS Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Christine Eyene, Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary […]

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JOHN OUTTERBRIDGE ASSEMBLAGE ARTIST

  John Outterbridge, a sculptor who made the stuff of everyday life his medium, crafting found objects into assemblages imbued with history, has died at 87, according to New York’s Tilton Gallery, which represents him. No cause of death was given. Outterbridge’s sculptures often feature objects scavenged from the streets of Los Angeles’s South Central […]

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MEET LARRY ACHIAMPONG

Larry Achiampong’s solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity.  With works that examine his communal and personal heritage – in particular, the intersection between pop culture and the postcolonial position, Achiampong crate-digs the vaults of history. These investigations examine […]

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ONE MONTH AFTER BEING KNOWN IN THAT ISLAND

‘One Month after Being Known in that Island’ is the inaugural exhibition of the Basel H. Geiger Cultural Foundation’s new permanent space. Commissioned by the Caribbean Art Initiative and curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola, the show brings together paintings, drawings, films, audio works and installations by 11 artists hailing from Aruba, Colombia, […]

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CLOUD HOUSE — PUBLIC ART FOCUS

A MEDITATIVE, SELF-CONTAINED ECOSYSTEM Cloud House’s simple re-creation of the water cycle illustrates our dependence on such systems, and its interior space is designed to encourage reflection on our connection with food and weather and our ability to address climate stability. In Farmers Park—Springfield, Missouri’s largest farmer’s market—a permanent, fluffy-looking white cloud made of resin […]

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