In the absence of our professional staff of curators, directors and bloggers, I have volunteered to provide an amateur account of my travels through Armory Week in New York. Kind of like when you get to your seat at a Broadway show, you open your program and a little piece of paper drops out saying that the part normally played by Hugh Jackman will be covered tonight by Gilbert Gottfried. So please lower your expectations accordingly.
We’ve had Nunna My Heros: After Barkley Hendricks’ ‘Icon for My Man Superman’, 1969 on view in our permanent collection gallery since January of this year, and the words at the top, “aint nuthin but a sandwich,” have been a mystery to me until this week.
As the viewer looks at the photograph, the woman on the couch looks right back. While the viewer inquisitively studies her expression, the woman in Lovely Six Foota is not inquisitively studying anything. In fact, the she is assured, even defiant
The magnet pull of American painter Barkley L. Hendricks is enough to get on a plane to New York, right now.
Two exhibitions open this week, including his first solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery, featuring nine new oil-on-canvas portraits.
Rather than movie-stars on red carpets, Burk Uzzle documents the ‘ordinary’ Americans that escape media attention, often in ironic ways. His photographs are a celebration of American weirdness; an unmasking of the idealism in our country to expose a fantastical landscape of scrap metal and jarred squirrels.
by Lauren Budorick It was just Presidents’ Day, one of the myriad American holidays that few actually know how to observe. In honor of this occasion, we are featuring Jimmy Carter II by Andy Warhol as our work of the week. Warhol’s is amongst the hundred photographic works that are currently on [...]
“Exposing the Gaze: Gender and Sexuality in Art” exhibition piece “Winter in America” by Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi delivers shocking reminder of American race relations and American violence culture.
It’s Valentine’s day and instead of a gift of a teddy bear holding a heart, a dozen roses or chalky hearts with messages on them, we are instead giving you an altogether different treat.
As I step foot into the Recent Acquisitions gallery in the Nasher Museum, I momentarily wonder if I am in the right room. Yes, I know the Nasher Museum has had some funky pieces in the Permanent Collection pavilion before, but as I stepped into the space this morning I was particularly struck by the enormous (what appeared to be) 8-foot tall gold chain necklace mounted on the wall.