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 …

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, …

The Intuitionists

BY STEFFANI JEMISON, HEATHER HART, AND JINA VALENTINE, ORGANIZED BY LISA SIGAL July 11 – August 24, 2014 RECEPTION: Thursday, July 10, 6 – 8pm THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street SoHo, New York 10013 The Drawing Center will present The Intuitionists, a collaborative project curated by artists Steffani Jemison, Heather Hart, and Jina Valentine, and organized by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator. Inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel The Intuitionist—a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference—the exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects …

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation

GROUP EXHIBITION Through August 31, 2014 JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081 ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program. This sweeping exhibition surveys more than 350 works of art created by artists using the materials and processes of plumbingware manufacturer Kohler Co. Installed throughout twelve of the Arts Center’s galleries, the exhibition is curated by Arts/Industry’s founder, Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, and draws primarily from the permanent collections of the Arts Center and Kohler Co. Bust of an American Man (Early 21st Century), 2011-13, plaster.   …

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation

GROUP EXHIBITION RECEPTION: Friday, March 22, 6pm – 9pm. Click here for details or to purchase tickets. JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081   ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program. This sweeping exhibition surveys more than 350 works of art created by artists using the materials and processes of plumbingware manufacturer Kohler Co. Installed throughout twelve of the Arts Center’s galleries, the exhibition is curated by Arts/Industry’s founder, Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, and draws primarily from the permanent collections of the Arts Center …

From Motion to Stillness

CURATED BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ From Motion to Stillness is an exhibition and a publication seeking to explore aspects of stillness, quietness, reflection, meditation, inner-peace, solitude, reflection and calmness as a human experience. Despite living in a fast-paced and rapidly changing world, From Motion to Stillness invites the viewer and the reader alike to pause for a moment and experience stillness as interpreted by some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists and poets. FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 10 Reception: Friday, February 15, 7pm – 10pm Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60609 Purchase catalogue Catalogue produce by …

Face, Figure, Identity

BY DAVID DOWNS This book is a survey of twenty-two contemporary artists who paint humanity in a new light. Their work validates the human being as a continually worthy subject for artistic study. All paintings presented in this publication were created within three years of the publishing date, establishing this book as one of the most up-to-date printed exhibitions of figurative painting. Available for the iPad and on Amazon.