She has taken clay and used it to recall its ancestral roots in Pueblo culture and address the present history of postcolonial recovery and ongoing trauma.
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Abstract Art Did Not Begin With Paul Cézanne
Odili Donald Odita challenges the long-held belief that abstract art is a purely Western tradition.
Nick Cave’s “Truth Be Told” Cannot Be Censored, Says Kinderhook Zoning Board in Unanimous Vote
After a months-long dispute, the 160-foot artwork was recently removed from Jack Shainman Gallery’s upstate outpost, but a recent vote ruled that Cave’s message was “a political message and art” and therefore protected by the First Amendment.
The Contours of Black American Life, According to Gordon Parks
Viewing Parks’s photographs in 2021 offers stark, graceful reminders of the ongoing fight for civil rights.
When Nick Cave’s Truth Was Told in Kinderhook, New York
A local zoning appeals board hearing will soon decide whether Cave’s colossal textual work, “Truth Be Told,” is art protected by the First Amendment, or rather a sign that may be regulated by law.
An Abstract Painter Defines a Space of His Own
In his clashing compositions and use of artificial colors and materials Odita generates something very different from artists associated with geometric abstraction and Minimalism.
Challenging Stereotypes by Contorting the Female Form
Hayv Kahraman’s paintings compel viewers to acknowledge the potential pleasure of viewing contorted bodies in a position of pain.
Figural Sculptures That Weave an Enigmatic Story of Disassociation and Isolation
Claudette Schreuders’s most recent show at Jack Shainman gallery, In the Bedroom is perhaps both her most revealing and most enigmatic body of work to date.
Navigating the Slippage Between Reality and Illusion
The architectonics of Leslie Wayne’s structures exude impermanence and a poetic expression of loss.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Explores Psychological Depths
The painter’s introspective subjects can make the viewer feel uncomfortably voyeuristic.
The Halcyon Days of Postcolonial Mali Through the Lens of Malick Sidibé
The artist’s candid event photographs demand the spotlight in his current exhibition in New York.
Nina Chanel Abney Paints on the Edge of Violence
Abney locates much of her work on the recognition that abuse and violence are an integral part of the everyday consciousness of people of color.