Above: Alteronce Gumby. Photo by Daniel Greer On March 19th, the exhibition Somewhere Under the Rainbow / The Sky is Blue and What am I formulated by mixed-media artist Alteronce Gumby premiered at the Charles Moffett and False Flag art galleries in New York, where the exhibition will be shown until April 25th.
Above: ROBERT JAMES REED, JR. (1938 – 2015) Plum Nellie – Norfolk Suite. Swann Galleries’s spring sale of African American Art will take place on Thursday, April 22.
This week in Black art, visual art takes up the most recent news in progress. Two museums have instated Black women as figureheads, one for the first time in its history.
Lagos, Nigeria-based artists Adegboyega Adesina and Johnson Eziefula are brought together for a joint show by Destinee Ross-Sutton and the Ross-Sutton Gallery
Above: © Adegboyega Adesina, courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton, 2021 Seeing is believing. Destinee Ross-Sutton’s Ross-Sutton Gallery delivers – A show of kindred spirits, by duo Adegboyega Adesina and Johnson Eziefula.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (March 28 – April 3, 2021) Amoako Boafo and Otis Quaicoe show in Accra, Burna Boy is nominated for a Brit Award
Above:Amoako Boafo, Libby and D-Lee, 2019, Oil on canvas. This week in African art and culture, Gallery 1957 in Accra, Ghana is showing a group exhibition featuring some of Accra’s renowned young portrait painters.
This Week in Black Art and Culture: Guess Cancels Production of Knockoff, Benin Bronzes Will go Home
Above: Matt Neale from UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons This week in Black art and culture, the focus has been on reparations and well-earned acknowledgements.
What Do The Porch and Gallery Have in Common? This Exhibition About a Black Florida Community May Explain by Maleke Glee
Above: Sheryl Dickey with Historic Sistrunk installation. Courtesy of Downtown Photo The Sistrunk Corridor is an historic African American community in the northwestern quadrant of Fort Lauderdale.
This Week in Black Art March 21- March 27: MoMA Partners with Jamaican Art Society, Rico Nast Mints her NFT, Museum Rethinks Relationship with Benin Bronzes and More
This week in Black art, the argument over whether “House Museums” are appropriate, especially in residential areas, seems to favor a resounding yes, based on the Chicago community’s response to bills against it.
This Week in African Art and Culture Burner Boy wins Grammy, Chidimma Nnoli’s First Solo Exhibition and More(March 14 – 20, 2021)
This week in African art and culture has been a rather exciting one, as we have seen stunning works depicting the struggle, and advocating for the rights of women in an exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria.
I relish in art experiences that leave a lasting impact. Sites of Memory, the recent group show at UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills, California, curated by Essence Harden, reminded me why I love art, particularly the current offerings of emerging artists of color who are channeling memory, history, and the possibilities of the future in the most interesting forms.