CHARLES WHITE AT MoMA

“ART MUST BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE STRUGGLE” “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans—what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity”—was unwavering. Using […]

Read more

FOR OPACITY

  Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn will be the first museum exhibition for Burgher and Quinn and follows on the heels of Ojih Odutola’s successful 2017 New York debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In the case of each artist, older drawings will be placed alongside work created expressly […]

Read more

SOLO EXHIBITION BY SIMONE LEIGH AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE IN CHELSEA

Luhring Augustine is pleased to present recent sculptures and a new video work by Simone Leigh, marking her first solo exhibition with the gallery. Leigh’s practice is an object-based exploration of vernacular visual traditions from throughout the black diaspora and their intersection with constructions of black female subjectivity, black feminist discourse, histories of radical resistance, […]

Read more

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT — FABIOLA JEAN-LOUIS

The West Harlem Art Fund is  pleased to spotlight NYC artist Fabiola Jean-Louis and her Rewriting History Series. These photographs, where the subjects are women of color dressed in European period fashion, are beautifully staged. Embedded in each works are important messages that share a broader narrative. This artist series embodies more than just photographs […]

Read more

NOMINATING HARLEM’S LITTLE BLACKBIRD

American singer and dancer, a leading performer during the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s Florence Mills, known as the “Queen of Happiness” was one of the most successful entertainers of the 1920s. Many spoke about her enchanting qualities, but it was her singing that was most spellbinding. James Weldon Johnson’s assessment […]

Read more

DAYS END

                New York based artist David Hammons (b. 1943) had his proposed public art project approved by the NYS Legislature this week.Day’s End would be located in Hudson River Park along the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula, directly across from the Museum. The project derives its inspiration and […]

Read more

THE MISSING, LOS DESAPARECIDOS

        Displaying for the first time are new works by Jorge Luis Rodriguez. The Missing, Los Desaparecidos is a wall sculpture made out of papier mache with one hundred painted figures. The series presented by the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island for the exhibition Early Encounters, references Nature, history and the […]

Read more

TRIBAL ART COLLECTOR CLAMRA CELESTIN

  The inspiration and influence that African art had on artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani shows its importance in the art world. — Clamra Celestin Tribal art collector Clamra Celestin shares, a high degree of sensitivity and education is needed to get people interested in collecting African tribal art. Africans have the sensitivity to […]

Read more

STUART DAVIS

Stuart Davis (1892–1964) is one of the preeminent figures of American modernism. With a long career that stretched from the early twentieth century well into the postwar era, he brought a distinctively American accent to international modernism. Faced with the choice between realism and pure abstraction early in his career, Davis invented a vocabulary that […]

Read more

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, 1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora with annual editions in London, New York and Marrakech. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary […]

Read more

MICHELLE OBAMA’S NOD TO GEES BEND QUILTS

  The colorful pattern speaks to the uniquely Obama-esque blend of patriotism and activism, tradition and modernity. Quilting is the essence of Americana; specifically, the pattern evokes the strikingly modernist quilts created by the isolated African-American community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, beginning in the late nineteenth century. Created from recycled scraps of fabric, often in […]

Read more

THORNTON DIAL IS NOW ON VIEW

David Lewis is pleased to announce a survey of major works by Thornton Dial. The gallery is located at 88 Eldridge Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10002. In 1993, Dial made his New York museum solo debut with Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger, at the New Museum (in association with the American Folk Art […]

Read more

JACOB LAWRENCE TURNS 100

My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life – if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas. Jacob Lawrence                   In honor of the centennial of […]

Read more

NINA CHANEL ABNEY’S NEW WORKS AT JACK SHAINMAN

Jack Shainman Gallery is presenting Nina Chanel Abney’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Combining representation and abstraction, her work captures the frenetic pace of contemporary culture, broaching subjects as diverse as race, celebrity, religion, politics, sex, and art history. The series of new paintings presented here explores the tumultuous relationships between exterior and interior, […]

Read more

WOMEN UNITE

          Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presented this summer The Time Is Now, a group exhibition featuring thirty-two artists whose work the gallery has consistently championed for three decades through thematic group exhibitions as well as multiple solo shows. The exhibition, which takes its title from a protest sign captured by Bettmann on Fifth Avenue […]

Read more

SURREALISMO OJOS DE MEXICO

                                Throckmorton Fine Artis pleased to announce the exhibit, Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico (Surrealism in Mexican Photography) featuring forty photographs by celebrated artists—foreign and national—which, according to gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton, “Demonstrate the enduring influence of Surrealism on photography in Mexico.  […]

Read more

SANFORD BIGGERS DEBUT AT MARIANNE BOESKY

                            Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Selah, Sanford Biggers’ first solo exhibition with the gallery. Through symbolic gestures and imagery Biggers creates an experience that highlights often overlooked cultural and political narratives in American History. The artist’s expansive body of […]

Read more