The lively colors and patterns in Browne’s Africa painting series hint at the depth and breadth of visual stimuli that she experienced traveling to West Africa.
Ryan Lee Gallery
The Independent Spirit of Herbert Gentry
Gentry was one of a number of Black artists who had to navigate the art world’s demand to emphasize their racial identity in the “right” way.
Emma Amos and the Profound Role of Memory in Her Paintings
For Amos, who died in May due to complications related to Alzheimer’s, photographic preservation was integral to her paintings, suggesting its important function as a mnemonic device.
George Miyasaki’s Non-Western American Painting
In writing about artists of Asian descent I have repeatedly bumped up against codified prejudices in both the art and literary world.
The Last Testament of Michael Mazur
At the end of his life, Mazur wanted to evoke his passage into chaos, to compose his farewell.
Psychedelic Photographs of Processed Food
In a series on view at Ryan Lee gallery, Sandy Skoglund melds classical still life paintings with Cold War–era consumer culture.
Reading the Numbers of Stop-and-Frisk
In 2013, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin issued a ruling which effectively dismantled the New York City Police Department’s racist stop-and-frisk policy.