Belkis Ayón at el Museo del Barrio (2017)

Sorry I missed this exhibit. In 2017 El Museo del Barrio ( NYC) featured: NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón. Description from Museo del Barrio, Christina Vives, curator: Belkis Ayón (Havana, 1967 – 1999) died at the age of thirty-two, leaving behind a body of work of considerable importance for the history of contemporary printmaking. Her death remains a painful mystery for the national and international art community that had witnessed with admiration her successful rise to the mostRead more

Doris Salcedo

FROM WHITE CUBE: Doris Salcedo makes sculptures and installations that function as political and mental archaeology, using domestic materials charged with significance and suffused with meanings accumulated over years of use in everyday life. Saucedo often takes specific historical events as her point of departure, conveying burdens and conflicts with precise and economical means. Text from the Tate Museum: Shibboleth reflects Salcedo’s belief that modern art museums themselves enact this form of exclusion as histories of twentieth-century modernism have until recently largelyRead more

Jan Razauskas “Gigantic Brain”

“Gigantic Brain” features new mono prints and paintings by Sophie Grant and Jan Razauskas (Baltimore Artist and friend). Curated by Natalee Cayton and Amanda Turner Pohan. Opening January 12, 7-9 pm, through February 11, 2018. From press release: In the paintings by Razauskas, color fields appear to be caught in tectonic shift. In the charged moments where haptic color-forms meticulously overlap, conflict, breed, or barely touch, these tightly choreographed surfaces intimate a longing for making contact. Evolving out of geometric abstraction andRead more

Anne Truitt at the National Gallery till April 1, 2018

  . From the National Gallery website: “Anne Truitt was one of the leading figures associated with minimalism, the sculptural tendency that emerged in the 1960s featuring pared-down geometric shapes scaled to the viewer’s body and placed directly on the floor. Born in Baltimore in 1921, Truitt grew up in Easton, a town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.” “Truitt’s art is unique within the field of minimalism; she alone remained a traditional studio artist. Whereas artists such as Donald Judd (1928–1994)Read more

Stephanie Dinkins

This is why it’s so important to participate in “artists residencies.” I met Stephanie at The Santa Fe Art Institute (2007?) and we’ve been in touch off and on since. She visited Baltimore yesterday to present her thoughts and research into “artificial intelligence” and the questions it poses regarding race and gender as it evolves and penetrates our daily lives. It’s fascinating to witness an artist penetrate the assumptions and dumb blindness of technology. Watch her work! Stephanie DinkinsRead more

Christian Baumgartner – Printmaker

Beautiful monumental black and white woodcuts by Christiane Baumgartner, images translated into the language of “making,” lost in the time it takes to enter a lyrical world. Can’t get enough of this “time.” Christiane BaumgartnerRead more

Ruth Asawa

Random thoughts while running…this mornings’ meditation on Ruth Asawa: A remarkable life: spent time in Japanese internment camp in Santa Anita, Ca. as a child. She later went on to Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1946, where she studied with Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Max Wilhelm Dehn, Merce Cunningham an others. One of Albers assignments was to say “good morning to you” in color.   Cornell, Daniell. The sculpture of Ruth Asawa: contours in the air. University ofRead more