Whether through expansion or confusion, Pope.L plays with the instability of time and shows how tapping into this instability can unlock creative shifts in thinking.
Invisible Man, a group show at Martos Gallery curated by Ebony L. Haynes, gathers works by four artists that subtly call attention to embodied experience and the histories embedded in utilitarian objects.
An exhibition at the Barnes Foundation uses the theme of the contemporary flânuer to draw connections to its 19th-century collection, but the concept is deeply muddled.
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.
In Black Pulp! at the International Print Center New York, artists and co-curators William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson connect the literary genre of pulp with one of its most powerful vehicles: the story of blackness in the United States.
Political campaigns, like Jasper Johns’s painting, “Flag,” are based on dreams.
DETROIT — Can an exhibition be informed by the place it visits?
SAN FRANCISCO — It’s summer in the USA, and that means it’s group-show season on both coasts.
Chicago-based artist William Pope.L works in a variety of mediums, including painting, spoken word, installation, and performance, to challenge ideas of race and social stereotypes.
PHILADELPHIA — When I first saw William Pope.L’s “Claim” (2009), I was intrigued by its emphatic presence and endless detail. Created for the exhibition Ruffneck Constructivists at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, “Claim” is an enormous wall, about a foot thick, 36 feet wide, and 15 feet tall.
“Be African-American. Be very African American.” Thus reads a typed instruction on an otherwise blank piece of paper sent by veteran performance artist William Pope.L to Clifford Owens as part of Anthology, the latter’s crowd-sourced performance project staged last year at MoMA PS1.
It’s not clear who scooped whom, but there are two gallery shows now on view in New York that examine the relationship between art and the newspaper.