Paul Mpagi Sepuya, The Conditions, from top: Mirror Study (0X5A7394); A Portrait(0X5A8325); Drop Scene (0X5A8165). Sheree Hovsepian and Paul Mpagi Sepuya, from top: Paul MpagiSepuya, Portrait Study (_1980812); Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Darkroom Mirror (_2100693). Images courtesy the artist and Team Gallery.
“In FORMS BETWEEN, James Crosby confronts a long-established history, in art and elsewhere, of black and brown bodies bearing the sole burden of race and race-related subject matter. Instead, Crosby’s work explores how race and racial meaning-making happen between us, not in or on any given set of people or bodies.
“Racial meanings form between bodies and between people, and they form not only in moments of hyper-publicized black death, but also in the most mundane moments, gestures, and histories. Like Saidiya Hartman’s resolution to ‘… consider those scenes where terror can barely be discerned,’ Crosby’s work explores the everyday materialities of structural violence and personal possibility.”*
JAMES CROSBY—FORMS BETWEEN, through April 15.
TEAM BUNGALOW, 306 Windward Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
Sam McKinniss is back with a new exhibition at Team Bungalow. The show—DAISY CHAIN—features a portrait of JoanDidion, and gives depth to such subjects as Drew Barrymore, Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Beck by way of the late James Blake, and JonBenét Ramsey.