Taking a cue from James Baldwin, an exhibition considers the way that American racism moves forward — from the arrival of the first ship carrying enslaved Africans to the insidious ways it has trickled through the capillaries of American culture.
Sable Elyse Smith
Redefining Identity Through Artists’ Books
The works at Center for Book Arts embrace a wide spectrum of emotions and subjectivities outside of White-centric definitions of what an “American” is.
Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Sable Elyse Smith Wants a Mean Falsetto
LGBTQ Pride Month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer artist and letting them speak for themselves.
An Artist’s Bond with Her Imprisoned Father
In Sable Elyse Smith’s exhibition Ordinary Violence, the artist’s father is both muse and specter.
A Curated Section Brings Body Politics to Volta NY
Wendy Vogel’s curated section at Volta NY reminds us that we carry our identities with us always — even inside the artificial environment of an art fair.
Christopher Walken Heads, Winged Feet, and Other Sculptures Alight Along the East River
The 2016 Emerging Artist exhibit at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens includes a truck full of butterflies, and a gathering of Christopher Walken heads.
Artists of the African Diaspora Cast Off the Legacy of Displacement
A solitary figure standing against the far wall of the gallery, Sable Elyse Smith says: “My father was a drug dealer and loved me.”