Ed Clark: The Motion of the Stroke

In the 1960s a new generation of Black abstract artists faced a double bind, caught between the commercial gallery system’s failure to acknowledge Black artists practicing abstract art, and established Black artists known for figurative work who shunned abstraction as a non-representational expression of the Black experience.  Despite these limitations of perception, a group of … Continue reading Ed Clark: The Motion of the Stroke

We Beg Your Pardon?

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?

Artist Corey Pemberton Offers Timely Meditations on Home in “creature, comfort” at CAM Raleigh

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

“Give Me Some Moments”: Slow Looking with Lorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth

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

A Collective Constellation at Art + Practice

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

Diaspora Unite! Auction to Support MoAD

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