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 […]

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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 […]

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YANNIS DAVY GUIBINGA — AN ARTIST TO WATCH

      Born in 1995, Yannis Davy Guibinga is a self-taught photographer from Libreville, Gabon who currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Focusing mostly on portraits, Yannis’ work is mostly centered around studying Blackness at large and its intersections with other social factors such as cultures and gender for instance. Yannis’ work focuses almost […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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OMO VALLEY

                            Wearing make-up to feel more confident and attractive is common practice for Western women. And although they live in a world far removed from urban life, it’s the same for women of the Karo tribe in Ethiopia. Using white chalk and […]

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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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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.  […]

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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 […]

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DERRICK ADAMS EXHIBITION ON PATRICK KELLY

Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance, video, sound and 2D and 3D realms.  His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection. A recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and 2014 S.J. Weiler Award, Adams received his MFA from […]

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BLACK POWER MOVEMENT AT SCHOMBURG CENTER

Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a yearlong examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966. Black Power! is located in the newly-renovated Main Exhibition […]

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CHIMACLOUD IN TIMES SQUARE

The works by artist Saya Woolfalk are breathtaking. Amazing, interactive, colorful (to say the least), digital and ALWAYS inviting. Curator Savona Bailey-McClain will interview Saya Woolfalk about her journey and artistic practice. The interview will be available online starting Friday evening after a live broadcast. ChimaClouds is on view through June 30th in the heart […]

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