Adebunmi Gbadebo creates art from organic materials, like soil taken from her enslaved ancestors’ grave sites on the True Blue plantation.
Claire Oliver Gallery
An Artist Probes Her Southern Lineage in Luminous Shades of Blue
Gathering hair, indigo, and artifacts from two South Carolina plantations, Adebunmi Gbadebo: A Dilemma of Inheritance considers the materiality of the past.
Delirious Architecture Filled with Fractal Trickery
You need to spend half an hour looking at each of these photographs to gather all of what’s happening inside it.
Tired of Chelsea’s Commercialism, a Gallerist Looks Closer to Home in Harlem
Claire Oliver is aiming for a raw, vacant, sun-filled space that would welcome ad hoc projects, allowing “creative expression for its own ends.”
26th Street Courts the Masses with a Block Party
In unofficial conjunction with the inauguration of Frieze New York on Randall’s Island, the galleries on Chelsea’s 26th Street decided to go big and throw a block party last Saturday. If there is one kind of party that galleries excel at, it’s glamorous and exclusive after-hours functions, on a rooftop suite somewhere far above the streets of Chelsea; if there’s one area where galleries are found unanimously wanting, it’s dealing with the public, with “regular” people, the viewers who venture through their doors simply to look and not to buy. Considering this, it was surprising and encouraging to see high-end Chelsea galleries reaching out, in a coordinated effort, to the art-going public.