Chase, who is black and queer, shows the power of his subjects by exposing just how vulnerable they are.
Norman Lewis (1909-1979), in the last two decades of his life, fused black struggle with abstract painting.
PHILADELPHIA — In the early 1990s, Mexican artists Daniel Guzmán and Luis Felipe Ortega recreated and recorded on video a selection of works by Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, and Paul McCarthy. They relied only on written transcriptions.
PHILADELPHIA — Most of Jan Baltzell’s recent paintings, currently on view at the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia, are on Mylar. DuPont, in the 1950s, was an early developer of Mylar, which is made of stretched polyester.
PHILADELPHIA — As I walked through the Dufala Brothers new show, Waste Dreams, currently on view at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, I had the feeling of a dream in which I seemed to recognize everything, but none of the dimensions were right and nothing could be used for its intended purpose.