They call it “due process” and some people are overdue We beg your pardon, America Somebody said, “Brotherman gonna break a window, gonna steal a hubcap, gonna smoke a joint, a brotherman gonna go to jail” The man who tried to steal America is not in jail “Get caught with a nickel bag, brotherman. Get … Continue reading We Beg Your Pardon?
Los Angeles based artist Corey Pemberton’s latest body of work explores the intimate spaces and vulnerable places that define our notions of “home”. In his current solo show at CAM Raleigh called creature, comfort, Pemberton combines painting, photography, and hand blown glass to create visual environments that depict his subjects in both real and imagined … Continue reading Artist Corey Pemberton Offers Timely Meditations on Home in “creature, comfort” at CAM Raleigh
We’re living in a time of odd juxtapositions. We’re disconnected from our physical lives while we remain constantly connected to each other virtually. We hoard toilet paper yet remain disastrously wasteful. We covet time, but bemoan boredom. Before Covid-19, we longed for the quiet solitude that comes with less crowded streets, remote working, and quality … Continue reading “Give Me Some Moments”: Slow Looking with Lorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth
Art + Practice’s latest show, Collective Constellation: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton Collection is an exhibition that I always needed to see, I just didn’t realize why until now. Over the last several years, I’ve committed the month February to posting Artist a Day profiles where Black artists are highlighted and celebrated. In 2017 … Continue reading A Collective Constellation at Art + Practice
The mission of San Francisco’s Museum of African Diaspora “celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora” and right now, like many cultural institutions across the country, they need help. According to KQED and a San Francisco Arts Alliance survey, “San Francisco arts organizations anticipate losing … Continue reading Diaspora Unite! Auction to Support MoAD
I miss museums. There’s something about hearing the faint echoes of hushed conversations within galleries while the sounds of loose hardwood planks slowly creak with each step as I walk through an exhibit. It’s comforting. I miss the carefully engineered skylights and windows that let the right amount of light in and give me a … Continue reading Dawoud Bey: An American Project
As we all try to make sense of this constantly fluid global pandemic, I have been wrestling with my definition of control. As a writer, I take solace in working alone in my own environment and over the last two weeks our Raleigh apartment has doubled as a co-working space, as my husband has … Continue reading Dispatches from Quarantine, March 2020