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DARBY ENGLISH IN CONVERSATION

Join Darby English—author of the forthcoming To Describe a Life: Essays at the Intersection of Art and Race Terror—for a conversation at the Hammer about “art’s interaction with instituted forms of historical subjectivity and experience.”* English is featured in Jarrett Earnest’s new book What It Means to Write About Art.   DARBY ENGLISH—UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART […]

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 […]

TOD LIPPY — ESOPUS DRAWINGS

Esopus is over, for now at least. The annual arts journal that counted Claire Denis, Jenny Holzer, Kerry James Marshall, Anish Kapoor, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Francine Prose, and Tsai Ming-Liang among its contributors has suspended publication. Join founding editor Tod Lippy for the launch of his new publication TOD LIPPY—ESOPUS DRAWINGS. TOD LIPPY—ESOPUS DRAWINGS book launch […]

PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ

Peggy Cooper Cafritz—the Washington, D.C., collector of African-American art, salonist, activist, fundraiser, co-founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and just-published author—died last week in the capital. Her 2018 book FIRED UP! READY TO GO!—FINDING BEAUTY, DEMANDING EQUITY brings together images of more than 200 works of art that were lost in a […]

DEANA LAWSON ON KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

Fresh from a terrific exhibition of her photographs at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, DEANA LAWSON visits MOCA for a talk about the art of KERRY JAMES MARSHALL during the final week of MASTRY. ARTISTS ON ARTISTS: DEANA LAWSON ON KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 7 pm. KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: MASTRY, through July 3. MOCA […]

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL AND HELEN MOLESWORTH IN CONVERSATION

“[Kerry James] Marshall’s Garden Project series, five enormous canvases produced in 1994 and 1995, is one of the great painting cycles of our period….Before seeing the group installed together, as it is in MASTRY, one might have thought it impossible for contemporary painting to simultaneously occupy a position of beauty, difficulty, didacticism, and formalism with […]