Time is itself a recycling process for Cole, whose freewheeling spirit transcends linearity in his excavations of art and music history.
To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first slave ships in the United States, a recent exhibition at the Allen Memorial Art Museum explores Paul Gilroy’s concept of the “Black Atlantic.”
Artists come together to discuss Nari Ward’s repurposed objects as a reflection of place, culture, and identity.
Finding beauty in the commonplace — some may even say banal — is one of artist Willie Cole’s strengths.
When I first made contact with Willie Cole it was to request that he submit a piece for an exhibition I curated, Art Enology. Here I was, a novice curator, reaching out to a living legend for an exhibition that was launching in a mere three months. I never expected him to say yes. I just wanted him to know that I existed, admired his work, and would hound him until he gave in to being part of one of my exhibitions.