With two stellar retrospectives, one time-based installation, and several commissions by local artists, the Phillips Collection has dedicated its galleries to highlighting abstract work by Black artists.
Kriston Capps is a staff writer for CityLab, the urbanism site for Bloomberg News. He is based in Washington, D.C.
Andres Serrano’s Sensationalistic Flop About January 6
Insurrection is a blunt effort by an artist to find a sensational edge to a national tragedy.
The Liminal Space of Identity for Residents of US Territories
In Amber Robles-Gordon’s artwork, the borders between states matter less than the overlapping territories of self, the never-ending negotiation of identity.
Jason Gubbiotti’s Sculptural Paintings Manifest the Claustrophobia of Lockdown
The work in The Travel Section points to the isolation of a lockdown, but it’s not without moments of release.
As Galleries Return to Normal, One Group Show Thinks Big
For Open on K, Hemphill in Washington D.C. asked artists to bring their biggest ideas.
The National Gallery of Art Laid Off Its Entire Retail Workforce
The museum is outsourcing jobs in its retail shops to Event Network, a company that manages museum stores nationwide.
Arts Leaders Call for Senior Executives to Resign at Americans for the Arts
“Questions from this council about AFTA’s racial equity work have been met with resistance, claims of capacity issues, and defensiveness,” says a letter signed by 14 out of 15 elected members of AFTA’s Arts Education Advisory Council.
An Iranian-American Artist’s Unfinished Abstractions
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, “Caress my darkness, liminal lover 3” (2016), acrylic and watercolor on panel, 30 x 24 in. (all images courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts) “Caress my darkness, liminal lover” is the title of three paintings by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi. Each depicts a brimstone hellscape speckled with cypress trees, plumages of seafoam-colored cabbage, and […]