In his debut exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery entitled Nine Drawings for Charles, Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis deconstructs racialized text through a series of gritty graphite drawings. Created on large sheets of paper that have been married together, the dismantled text compose fragmented sentences that leave the letters void
The documentation of an athlete’s performance has been intrinsically connected to competitive sporting since its dawn. Great athletes are remembered because of the number of home runs they
On a rainy Saturday this past December a modest crowd lined Columbus Drive from Balbo to Monroe welcoming home Iraq war veterans during the “Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Parade.”
For many, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 1969 exhibition, Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968, has remained a contentious mounting. At the time of the original
Black Visual Archive was recently awarded an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital | The Andy Warhol Foundation. I am excited for the next year, which will consist of more research-based essays as well as a site redesign.
My review of Rashid Johnson’s exhibition Message to Our Folks is in the Nov/Dec issues of Art Papers. The theme of the issue is the African Diaspora and is worth checking out.
Today marks the final day of the quadrennial event that is the Olympic games. Hosted for the first time in London since 1908
Louis Vuitton recently released their new campaign, The Greatest Words, honoring the iconic
Studio Malick, at the DePaul Art Museum, showcases the work of Malian photographer Malick Sidibé who began taking pictures in the 1960s, coinciding with Mali’s independence from France. In contrast to the
Shortly after the remains of her son were recovered from the Tallahatchie River in Money, Mississippi, Mamie Till Brady circulated photographs to the press
Chicago-based writer Terri Griffith recently interviewed me for the column Centerfield on Art21′s blog. The interview covers current and future projects that will be featured on this website.
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, curated by Helen Molesworth and currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, revisits works created during the turbulent Reagan and Thatcher era. The Eighties — defined by the curator as the period from 1979-1992