Above: Ceramic work by Morel Doucet. Where do you find Black artists during Miami Art Week? Do Black artists exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach?
Above: To Truth and God, The Morris Brown College motto. Inspired by a photo of their baseball team taken in 1899.Cotton, silk, wool and velvet , 12.5’ x 10’ This is a excerpt from an article written for Sugarcane Magazine’s 4th issue by Halima Taha.
Sugarcane Magazine today announces artist Sheena Rose as guest editor for the Barbados-themed third issue of the print edition Sheena Rose, a contemporary multi-disciplinary artist, based in Barbados, will work with other artists, performers, writers such as Jason Fitzroy Jeffers and photographer Adrian Richards to create an in-depth exploration of Barbadian identity, culture, history, and gender.
Gallery Visit: Fashioning the Black Body projects+gallery, St Louis Missouri on view until May 4, 2019, by Daniel Dunson
St Louis’s projects+gallery presented the inaugural curatorial offering of acclaimed artist and writer, Dario Calmese. The New York based photographer brought a cast of well-known artists to his native home of St.
Woven Narratives: Chicago based artist SHENEQUA, pays homage to women who were instrumental in her life through the art she creates from synthetic hair by Daniel Dunson
SHENEQUA was born in St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands and raised in Miami, FL within the Caribbean culture. Always fascinated with West African textiles, specifically Ghanaian woven cloth, SHENEQUA embarked on a formal academic journey at Kansas City Art Institute, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago that landed her on African soil.
In many ways, the Marrakech edition of the 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair has the potential to be more than just an art market or annual destination.
Above: Glenn Ligon and the de la Cruz family. Photo by the author. On January 24, 2019, Glenn Ligon opened a solo show at the newly constructed Maria and Alberto de la Cruz Gallery at Georgetown University.
Above: People by Ablade Glover courtesy of Gallery 1957. At the Gallery 1957 II, paintings made by Ablade Glover hang on the walls of the gallery.
Above: Various works by Amber Robles-Gordon. In a way, looking at the art market is akin to playing speculative archeology in reverse, where the best case scenario is to discover a work of immense value before it’s covered up (or is discovered by someone else.) However, some collectors also want to help artists’ personal growth and their audience’s ability to have better access to and appreciation of art.