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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.

KOHSHIN FINLEY AND DIEDRICK BRACKENS IN CONVERSATION

In conjunction with Plumb Line—Charles White and the Contemporary at CAAM, Kohshin Finley and Diedrick Brackens will discuss their practice in a conversation moderated by Essence Harden.

KOHSHIN FINLEY AND DIEDRICK BRACKENS IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday, August 21, at 7 pm.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

From top: Kohshin Finley (left) and Diedrick Brackens, photographs courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, and CAAM; Kohshin Finley, Listen to the Officer, 2017, diptych, oil and mixed media on canvas, courtesy and © the artist; Diedrick Brackens (2), demigod, 2019, photograph by Dario Lasagni, courtesy and © the artist; Kohshin Finley, poem, courtesy and © the artist and Cultured Magazine.

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.

SOUL OF A NATION SYMPOSIUM

Thelma Golden and Kellie Jones—joined by CAAM‘s departing deputy director and chief curator Naima J. Keith—will participate in the first panel of the SOUL OF A NATION SYMPOSIUM at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo.*

The symposium marks the opening day of the SOUL OF A NATION exhibition at The Broad. Panel 1—which runs from 10:35 am to 11:50 am—will turn on the subject “The Politics of Black Exhibitions.” UC Irvine associate professor Bridget R. Cooks will moderate.

For complete information on the day’s speakers and panels, see the link below.

SOUL OF A NATION SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, March 23, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Aratani Theatre

244 San Pedro Street, downtown Los Angeles.

*On April 1, 2019, Keith will join LACMA as the vice president of education and public programs.

From top: Betye Saar, Rainbow Mojo, 1972, acrylic painting on cut leather, courtesy the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, photograph by Robert Wedemeyer; Roy DeCarava, Mississippi freedom marcher, Washington, D.C., 1963, photograph, gelatin silver print on paper, courtesy Sherry DeCarava and the DeCarava Archives, © Roy DeCarava; Barkley L. Hendricks, Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved Any Black People — Bobby Seale), 1969, oil, acrylic and aluminum leaf on linen canvas, © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks, courtesy of the artist’s estate and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Superman S–Shield © and ™ DC Comics, used with permission.

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.