Impolite-ic Politics

BY MATTHEW IVAN CHERRY February 2, 2017 – March 5, 2017 Panel and reception (RESCHEDULED): Thursday, February 16, 5 – 8pm Matthew Ivan Cherry – Cesar Conde – Patrick Earl Hammie LUNDER ARTS CENTER 1801 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02239 IMPOLITE-IC POLITICS – is an exhibition of large-scale portrait paintings by Matthew Ivan Cherry, Cesar Conde, and Patrick Earl Hammie that considers the state of black and brown male and LGBTQ lives in America to explore gendered and racialized biases and stereotypes, religion, and rights. Through allegory, personal narrative, and portraiture the show proposes how minority experiences can examine, disrupt, and enrich our inherited narratives toward constructive action, discourse, and …

International Painting Annual 6

BY JASON FRANZ My Study After Freud’s Portrait of Francis Bacon is included in the International Painting Annual 6. I’m honored to be included amongst an amazing and diverse group of international artists, with essays by John Giglio, Drake Gomez, and Penelope Przekop. The INPA is an annual publication by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center that supports the documentation and recognition of excellent and relevant painted works from around the world. As a carefully designed book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world to support our inquiry into the creative efforts of artists working today, and serve to …

FREAK OUT!

BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ April 15, 2016 – March 14, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, April 15, 7 – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St Chicago, IL 60609 FREAK OUT! is an exhibition of the arts expressing the boldness, liberation, individuality, coming of age and decadence of the Disco era. The works will include visual arts in various mediums and styles including poetry, video, sculpture, and performance.   Purchase catalog on Amazon.

What’s Inside Her Never Dies

BY KARLA FERGUSON December 1, 2015 – February 28, 2016 RECEPTION: Saturday, December 5, 10pm YEELEN GALLERY Art Basel Miami 294 NW 54th St Miami, FL 33127 Being a black woman is a journey oftentimes taxed with a history of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. Through painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, What’s Inside Her Never Dies… A Black Women’s Legacy presents the dignity, distress, and character of these heroes who affect us generation after generation. This group exhibition features 23 artists: Ayo Akinwande, Christine Neptune, Debra Balchen, Erica Elan Ciganek, Hattie Mae William and Loni Johnson, James Clover, Jerome Soimaud, …

Artists to Watch

BY TRACY SPENCER-STONESTREET International Review of African American Art Volume 25 Issue No 3 Order the Current Issue Quotes from Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet, Guest Editor. “As I contacted writers and artists for this issue, a question that came up repeatedly was ‘What do you mean by emerging?’ Excellent question. Like so many qualifiers applied to artists, the term ‘Emerging Artist’ has been adapted and applied in such different ways that its meaning has been compromised.” “Artists establish themselves not just through gallery representation or museum shows, but also through online journal, social networks, pop-up galleries, and other nontraditional spaces for exposure and exhibition.” “All …

The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century

BY VICTORIA SELBACH February 21 – March 22, 2014 RECEPTION: Saturday, February 21, 6pm – 9pm SIRONA FINE ART 600 Silks Run, #1240 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century brings together contemporary artists who through their unique gaze capture in their work the reality and complexity of the women they choose to see. The entire survey is published in the February 2015 issue of PoetsArtists magazine. PoetsArtists #61 The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century is available for digital download and in print with a preview of the full issue on line now. The Artist’s Gaze features 70 works by over 40 artists including: Aleah Chapin, Alison Lambert, Alyssa …

Dialogist Interview

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie, by Jennifer Palmer Published: Vol. I, Issue III Date of Interview: Dec. 8th, 2014 You received a B.A. in Drawing and Psychology from Coker College. How did your education play a role in your development? Do you feel your Psychology background plays a role in your process? Having the opportunity to learn at a liberal arts institution was invaluable. I took courses across the college that exposed me to many new ideas and practices, and psychology was one of them. Through those psychology courses I learned to question why we behave, and ask deeper ones about the …

Hands Up Don’t Shoot

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Hands Up Don’t Shoot, a new multimedia project with Winter Tangerine Review, will explore what it means to be black in America. The concept for the feature stemmed from the realization that unchecked police brutality and institutionalized racism in America allows for the unjust murder of black citizens, defying the claim that this country is “post-racial”. The injustice of Michael Brown’s death, along with the deaths of hundreds of other black children who were killed for the color of their skin, has been tragically normalized in our society. However, the riots and protests taking place all over the …

The Power of Drawing

BY STEVEN DALUZ See some of my newest drawings in this curated issue, filled with outstanding examples of figurative drawing from 49 artists from across the globe. Drawings are made with graphite, charcoal, silverpoint, colored pencils, pastel, ink, and other dry mediums. Featured artists provide insights into the subject of drawing and their works. Contributing artists range from familiar to new names, some of whom with works in the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the NY Public Library, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery, the Frye Museum, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, and many other prestigious institutions. Curated by Steven …

Yeelen Gallery Continues to Offer Thought-provoking Art

BY SHERYL ESTRADA, HUFFPOST ARTS & CULTURE Karla Ferguson, owner/director of Yeelen Gallery (photo provided)  The constructs of law and the concept of art formed a connection for attorney Karla Ferguson resulting in the Yeelen Gallery. I asked Ferguson, owner and director of the gallery, after almost a year in its location, what she wanted people to know. “I’d like people to know that we’re here, and that we’re doing work that has a social message,” she shared with me during my visit to her artistic realm located at 294 N.W. 54th St., Miami in the area known as Little Haiti. …