By Sarah Sports, especially those important in the national psyche, are a natural subject for artists to explore. A national championship or Olympic gold medal can inspire strong feelings of euphoria, nationalism, and camaraderie. It is a strange event where by watching something we are not participants in, we can [...]
Among Kim and Trevor’s favorite finds at Art Basel: a beautiful Mickalene Thomas landscape, the David Kordansky Gallery booth, featuring work by Kathryn Andrews (a Duke grad!), a “killer” work by Nari Ward made of repurposed found objects — tires, shoe tips, shoe strings and shoe tongues, tires, etc.
From the main fair to Chelsea galleries and New York art museums, Trevor covered a lot of ground in three days to come up with his Top Ten list of contemporary art that caught his eye, a kind of snapshot of New York in March.
By Wendy When we find a contemporary artist whose work we love, it’s pretty exciting. We want to get to know the artist’s history and try to see everything they’re making now. Here in New York during Armory week, it’s like looking for faces of friends in a huge crowd. [...]
The words “negro sunshine” will stretch 22 feet across the front of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, starting March 10.
A smaller version, about five feet wide, will be spelled out in backlit, black-painted neon letters in a gallery at the Nasher Museum, in an exhibition opening March 10. A week later, another edition of this work of art, made by New York artist Glenn Ligon, will be on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.