Tom Lloyd’s light art holds a unique position in the history of the Studio Museum of Harlem. When the museum held its first exhibition in 1968, it chose Lloyd’s electronic sculptures in a show titled, Electronic Refractions. According to the museum the work defied expectations as a departure from figurative Black art showing even at its … Continue reading Artist a Day: Tom Lloyd
Last month, one of my reviews on MoAD’s latest exhibitions was featured on Arts.Black. Please click on the link below to learn more about The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion. The Provocation of Agency and Ambiguity I truly appreciate the efforts of Taylor and Jessica to amplify the voices of black arts writers. Check … Continue reading Feature in Arts.Black: The Provocation of Agency and Ambiguity
I took this picture in 2010 during a visit to the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco. This is a piece created from a photo by Chester Jiggins Jr. The piece spans 2 stories and is fashioned from over 2,000 individual photos from people all over the world. It’s stunning in person, and the … Continue reading Black History Month Art #5: MoAD
It has been months since my visit to MoAD and I’ve been slightly preoccupied with this museum ever since. It wasn’t necessarily the gripping portrayals of the unimaginable horrors of the middle passage portrayed in the “Slavery Passage Gallery”. Nor was it the beautifully imposing glass encased portrait of a young African child greeting visitors … Continue reading Is Trouble Brewing at the Museum of African Diaspora?