ADAM PENDLETON

I think language that stands it’s ground is ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Adam Pendleton (born 1984, Richmond, Virginia) is an American conceptual artist known for his multi-disciplinary practice, involving painting, silkscreen, collage, video and performance. His work often involves the investigation of language and the recontextualization of history through appropriated imagery. His art has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the New Museum, and other shows internationally, including La Triennale […]

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ADGER COWANS

Whether you’re using film, digital, print-making, it’s all about the emotion in the photograph or painting or whatever. Capturing those feelings that come through you—if you’re honest and true, it translates so that other people can feel them. Cowans is one the most influential artists of his generation. Adger Cowans (b. 1936) was one of […]

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NEW WORKS BY FIRELEI BAEZ

James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Firelei Báez, on view at 48 Walker Street and online through May 10, 2020. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with James Cohan. Firelei Báez casts diasporic histories into an imaginative realm, reworking visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for […]

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JOHN DOWELL– PHOTO EXHIBITION ON COTTON

Laurence Miller Gallery presents the New York City debut of John Dowell’s COTTON: Symbol of the Forgotten. Dowell blends a unique mixture of spiritualism, historical awareness, racial angst and deft technique to create photographic works that inspire the viewer to recognize the injustices imposed upon the black community, especially in New York, over the past 400 […]

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MFA launches new ‘Banner Project’

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), unveils a new installation by Robert Pruitt (born 1975), inaugurating a new series of annual commissions that engages artists to create large-scale banners to be hung from the glass ceiling of the I. M. Pei-designed Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Born in Houston and based in New […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT — GLEN LIGON

Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is an artist living and working in New York. Through his work he pursues an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art. He is best known for his text-based paintings, made […]

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IN MEMORIAM — JOE OVERSTREET

            My paintings don’t let the onlooker glance over them, but rather take them deeply into them and let them out—many times by differ­ent routes,” the artist Joe Overstreet once said, describing viewing experiences that can be variously harrowing and exhilarating. “These trips are taken sometimes subtly and sometimes suddenly.” […]

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DERRICK ADAMS AT MARY BOONE

Mary Boone Gallery on Fifth Avenue presents New Icons, an exhibition of new paintings by DERRICK ADAMS before the gallery closes. New Icons is a series of large-scale, vivid and minimal oil paintings created through a combined process of CNC machined painting and the artist’s hand. Multiple thin layers of oil paint create each image […]

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NEWS WORKS BY DERRICK ADAMS

  Luxembourg & Dayan based in the Upper East Side is pleased to announce Interior Life, an exhibition of new works by artist Derrick Adams, curated by Francesco Bonami. Inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes “a life which seeks God in every- thing,” Interior Life is a mediation on the intimate spaces […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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