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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New Program

Covid 19 revealed that many Americans wanted to connect more with nature, people, and meaningful activities. For years, the arts community has been trying to engage the public. It wasn’t until we lost those connections that people rallied to save them. The West Harlem Art Fund is developing two Public Program Fellowships to create programs […]

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BIPOC AS CERAMISTS

Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.F.A. in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994. After leaving grad school at the University of Florida in 2003 Kevin has led a seemingly nomadic artistic life, constantly making making no matter where he […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT COLLINS OBIJIAKU

Collins Obijiaku is a young, up-and-coming artist from Kaduna, Nigeria. His work is a celebration of blackness through elegantly constructed portraits. Gazing at his paintings is to be transported into a world where black people exist for themselves, innately elegant and unfazed by the world and its never-ending problems. There is an affective connection between […]

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WHO IS GIO SWABY?

My work revolves around an exploration of identity, more specifically, the intersections of Blackness and womanhood. I am interested in the ways in which this physical identity can serve as a positive force of connection and closeness, while also examining its imposed relationship to otherness. Giovanna Swaby is a Bahamian artist, currently based in Vancouver. She […]

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