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.
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.
In writing about artists of Asian descent I have repeatedly bumped up against codified prejudices in both the art and literary world.
At the end of his life, Mazur wanted to evoke his passage into chaos, to compose his farewell.
In a series on view at Ryan Lee gallery, Sandy Skoglund melds classical still life paintings with Cold War–era consumer culture.
In 2013, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin issued a ruling which effectively dismantled the New York City Police Department’s racist stop-and-frisk policy.