Black Art Project (BAP) welcomes any information or leads that you might have relating to Black art exhibitions, particularly regional exhibitions that are not traditionally marketed on a national scale. The Project will verify the accuracy of any information submitted. Also, keep in mind that a select number of exhibitions and links to information regarding those exhibitions are always available in the right sidebar of the blog under Selected Art Exhibitions.... Through visiting and reading about these exhibitions and other art related issues, enjoy the exploration and discovery of African American art.
Follow on this journey as we discover and support African American art exhibitions. The following are a few samples of exhibitions that are available around the country.
|Kendell Carter, It Is What It Is, But It Isn't, Trois Gallery (SCAD Atlanta), |
installation view, 2010. Photograph by SCAD visual media department
Jacob Lawrence, General Toussaint L'Overture,
1986, Silk screen on Bainbridge 2-ply paper;
edition of 100, 25AP, © 2010 The Jacob and
Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation,
Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Lowe Art Museum is located at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida; for further information, call: 305/ 284-3535 or visit: Lowe Museum.
|Philemona Williamson, Dusty Afternoon,|
2010, Oil on linen, 48" x 60"
|Dawoud Bey, A Man in a Bowler Hat,|
1976, Silver print, Gift of the artist
For a list of all current exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, view: Studio Museum. The museum is located at 144 West 125th Street, New York, New York, and its phone number: 212/ 864-4500.
North Miami, Florida
|Shinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0017, |
2009, Clothing, fabric, ink, twine,
ribbon and wood, 72' x 52"x 52",
|Claflin University Art Department Chair, Winston Kennedy discusses|
the symbolism behind Frank Smith's mixed media piece, Other Voices.
The Orange County Regional History Center is located at 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, and their telephone number is: 407/ 836-8500. For details and accompanying programming, see: History Center.
Both exhibitions were curated by SECCA's Curator of Contemporary Art, Steven Matijcio who explains: "Both of these artists create work that combines a wide variety of materials, media, and influences. Glenda Wharton breathes new life into the increasingly rare practice of hand-drawn animation, while Shinique Smith turns second hand clothing into sculpture that vibrates with lived energy. In different, but related ways, they trace a path from dark to light."
Shinique Smith: Every Brick
Shinique Smith, Open Secret, 2010
Image courtesy of the artist
|Glenda Wharton, Ribbon Child, Pencil,|
ink, 2 overlapping hand-drawn
Glenda Wharton: The Zo
The Zo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, was Glenda Wharton's first feature-length animation. Wharton is a Winston-Salem artists and SECCA will be the first venue to present this film in Winston-Salem where it was created.
SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For further information, visit: SECCA."This exhibition sheds light on the pieces and processes of The Zo's making: highlighting Wharton's drawings and pencil tests, the haunting soundtrack of the film, and a behind the scenes video that takes us into the studio of the artist."