Firelei Baez at James Cohan Gallery

For over a decade, Báez has painted transcendent chromatic interplays of abstract gesture and symbolic imagery directly onto found maps and printed materials to disrupt the boundaries they serve to delineate. For her third solo exhibition with the gallery, Báez presents a group of immersive large-scale canvases that continue and deepen her ongoing exploration of […]

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Nick Cave at the Guggenheim

Nick Cave (b. 1959, Fulton, Missouri) has become internationally celebrated for his elaborate sculpture and found-object installations, including his iconic Soundsuits, which blend sculpture, fashion, and social performance. Traveling from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Nick Cave: Forothermore is a survey exhibition covering the entire breadth of his career. Featuring sculpture, installation, video, and […]

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Black Potters from Old Edgefield South Carolina

The landmark exhibition Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 9, 2022. Focusing on the work of African American potters in the19th-century American South, in dialogue with contemporary artistic responses, the exhibition presents approximately 50 ceramic objects from Old Edgefield District, South […]

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Black Textile Art

  Established as a way to promote textile awareness and encourage creativity, New York Textile Week celebrates its seventh edition this fall. According to Lidewij Edelkoort, founder of New York Textile Month “the world of art and design is confronted with a debilitating lack of knowledge concerning textiles. Architects, artists and industrial designers as well […]

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Contemporary artist Barbara Earl Thomas

Barbara Earl Thomas is a Seattle-based award-winning writer and visual artist with a career that spans more than 30 years. Her far-ranging exhibits include The Savannah Contemporary Art Museum and the Seattle and Tacoma Art Museums with solo exhibits at the Meadows Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana and the Evansville Museum of Art and Technology in […]

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Peter Uka 1st solo show in NYC

Peter Uka: Remembrance is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York, NY. Born in 1975 in Nigeria’s Benue State and based in Cologne, Germany, Uka paints large-scale portraits and group scenes that draw inspiration from childhood memories, including 70s-era fashion and hairstyles, wallpaper patterns, and dance moves. Elucidating the richness and joyfulness in both […]

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Terry Adkins at Paula Cooper Gallery

Paula Cooper Gallery is presenting the first all-encompassing exhibition of work by Terry Adkins since announcing representation of the estate in 2021. The exhibition spans three decades of the artist’s career and includes sculpture and video. Beginning in the early 1980s, Adkins produced enigmatic sculpture from salvaged materials imbued with social and historical significance by […]

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STAN SQUIREWELL IN HARLEM

I am examining the relativity of global indigenous geometric patterns, specifically West African Kente schema, as a possible progenitor of modern digital cultures. I see overwhelming similarities in basic constructions and designs of computer processing chips and video games to the geometrical weave of the cloth. The vividly bold colors, precise hard lines, sequential rhythms […]

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Madness in March

  Barkley Hendricks, the late-revolutionary artist known the world over for his bold and captivating portrait paintings, is getting several posthumous exhibitions and a book in the near future. Having started in the 1960s, Hendricks life-size canvases depicted colorful portraits of Black Americans in a way that faithfully reflected the personalities of his subjects. Similar […]

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Project Backboard

  Project Backboard is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to renovate public basketball courts and install large scale works of art on the surface in order to strengthen communities, improve park safety, encourage multi-generational play, and inspire people to think more critically and creatively about their environment. St. Nicholas Park, Harlem This basketball court […]

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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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