After four years away from the art scene the artist returns with work that maps the visual language of contemporary blackness through 108 letterpress posters in the most important installation in the US right now.
Phillip Barcio is an American fiction author, filmmaker, and art journalist. He can be found at philbarcio.com.
Fiberglass Beasts of the Wisconsin Wild
A tour of FAST Corporation of Wisconsin reveals the fascinating processes by which contemporary fiberglass public artworks come into being.
Judy Ledgerwood on Finding Pattern and Decoration in Everyday Life
Judy Ledgerwood discusses her exhibition Far From the Tree in the context of the 40th anniversary of the Pattern and Decoration movement.
Two Chicago Exhibitions Elaborate on Emptiness and Space
Though the two shows examine the void in distinctly different ways, only one gets it right.
Jeffrey Gibson Designs Vibrant Garments to Confound Cultural Assumptions
At the 2018 Armory Show, the artist said he doesn’t see his garments as clothes — he sees them as proposals.
For Gerald Williams, a Co-Founder of AfriCOBRA, Transnational Black Aesthetics Are as Relevant as Ever
Gerald Williams has lived in seven countries and five different states within the US, but his artistic roots are here on Chicago’s south side, the birthplace of AfriCOBRA, of which he was a member.