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LA BLACKSMITH

LA BLACKSMITH—a historical survey of work in bronze, copper, tin, aluminum, gold, and iron and steel alloys by modern and contemporary black Los Angeles artists—is on view for one more week at CAAM.

Curated by Jill Moniz, participating artists include Joseph Beckles, Kendell Carter, Adrienne DeVine, Charles Dickson, Melvin Edwards, Charla Elizabeth, Maren Hassinger, Artis Lane, Ed Love, Kori Newkirk, John Outterbridge, Duane Paul, Noah Purifoy, John Riddle, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Gerard Basil Stripling, Kehinde Wiley, Glen Wilson, Beulah Woodard, and Suné Woods.

LA BLACKSMITH

Through February 16.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

LA Blacksmith, CAAM, September 10, 2019–February 16, 2020, from top: Alison Saar, Smokin’ Papa Chaud, 2001, wood, ceiling tin, found objects; Suné Woods, Traveling Like The Light, 2015, mixed media collage; Beulah Woodard, Mask, circa 1935, metal over wood; Betye Saar, Red Signs of Transformation, 2015, metal and found objects. Images courtesy and © the artists, their galleries and estates, the photographers, and CAAM.

KARA WALKER AT CAAM

In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition CALIFORNIA BOUND—SLAVERY ON THE NEW FRONTIER, 1848–1865, join Kara Walker and Institute of Contemporary Art curator Jamillah James for a conversation at CAAM.

KARA WALKER and JAMILLAH JAMES IN CONVERSATION

Monday, April 1, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

From top: Kara Walker, courtesy the artist and CAAM; Kara Walker, The Katastwóf Karavan,Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Algiers Point, New Orleans, courtesy the artist.

CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE

This is the closing weekend for TRUTH & BEAUTY—CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE, an exhibition of works by the great draftsman and his friends and colleagues, reflecting White’s working life in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles—the host cities of his concurrent retrospective.

Among White’s circle and included in the show are Romare Bearden, Betye SaarRoy DeCarava, Philip Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Norman Lewis, Ben ShahnJohn Biggers, Eldzier Cortor, Kerry James Marshall, and Hale Woodruff.

TRUTH & BEAUTY—CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE

Through Saturday, November 10.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 100 Eleventh Avenue (at 19th Street), New York City.

 

CHARLES WHITE—A RETROSPECTIVE

Through January 13.

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

The retrospective will be on view in Los Angeles in early 2019, along with two coincident exhibitions: LIFE MODEL—CHARLES WHITE AND HIS STUDENTS at LACMA’s satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School—formerly Otis Art Institute, where the artist taught for many years—and a show at CAAM.

CHARLES WHITE—A RETROSPECTIVE

February 17 through June 9.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top:

Charles WhiteJ’Accuse! No.5, 1966, Wolff crayon and charcoal on paper.

Betye SaarThe Mystic Window #1, 1965, assemblage with etchings, graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper in antique window frame.

Romare BeardenFlights and Fantasy, 1970, mixed media collage of various papers and synthetic polymer paint on Masonite.

Charles WhiteUntitled, 1945, tempera and graphite on illustration board.

Charles WhiteJuba #2, 1965, Wolff crayon and oil wash on illustration board.

Image credit: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.

 

SHINIQUE SMITH AND HAMZA WALKER

In conjunction with SHINIQUE SMITH—REFUGE (curated by Essence Harden, at CAAM), Smith and Hamza Walker will talk about the artist’s work and “its intersections with both contemporary art and social justice advocacy through the arts.”*

 

SHINIQUE SMITH and HAMZA WALKER IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, August 2, at 7 pm.

SHINIQUE SMITH—REFUGE, through September 9.

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

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Above: Installation detail, Shinique Smith—Refuge.

Shinique Smith, Mitumba Deity II, 2018, Shinique Smith—Refuge. Photo courtesy Colony Little.

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CLOTHING POVERTY

Late last month, H & M announced it had over $4 billion in unsold inventory.

CAAM Reads—the monthly book club at the California African American Museum—will feature a discussion of Andrew BrooksCLOTHING POVERTY: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF FAST FASHION AND SECOND-HAND CLOTHES (2015), moderated by CAAM Research Librarian, Denise L. McIver.

 

CLOTHING POVERTY, Sunday, July 8, at 3 pm.

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

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Image credit: Zed Books.

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