After viewing Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott — the artist’s most comprehensive retrospective to date — it feels fair to assume that factions of society still aren’t ready for Colescott.
Art historian and curator Lowery Stokes Sims discusses why she wanted to present as complete a picture of Colescott’s work as possible in this retrospective at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.
A curious stunt in Ohio suggests the international art prankster collaborated with a local artist to hit up the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center.
How can one static image begin to capture lived experience? Njideka Akunyili Crosby answers this question with astonishing polish and grace.
CINCINNATI — What do you think of when you hear the name “Robert Mapplethorpe?”
CINCINNATI — The play begins with color sketch markers stuffed into an acrylic wall rack adjacent to artist Joshua Davis’s room-sized mural. There are no instructions other than a brief warning about the markers’ potential for staining clothes, but every visitor to the ON! Handcrafted Digital Playgrounds exhibition at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center knows what to do. They grab a favorite color and hit the wall, looking for a crevice of remaining white space to make their painterly contribution to Davis’s artwork, part of a two-piece installation titled “The Lightning Storm.”