Hugh Hayden’s works combine elements of spaces in which Black Americans gather, heal, and memorialize.
To Dream Avant-Garde acknowledges the artistic innovators of today — those who push the cultural status quo in their work.
Concurrent surveys of new American art in two specific media — New American Sculpture at FiveMyles and Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography at Pioneer Works — reinforce just how interdisciplinary their respective fields have become.
The brain and perception are, in the words of Buster Poindexter, “hot, hot, hot,” with the buzz they are generating in certain reaches of the art world. Curators Koan Jeff Baysa and Caitlin Hardy, both medical doctors, should be commended for surveying this vast subject with their exhibition Seeing Ourselves, though it proffers mixed results.