A number of important exhibitions that opened earlier during the year, and are still being featured across the country, are accessible from the BAP Blog page entitled: Select Art Exhibitions in 2015. That page is updated on a weekly basis by either adding newly discovered exhibitions or removing those that are approaching their expiration date. Its intent is to provide comprehensive coverage of current ongoing exhibitions on view for the current year.
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. BAP will verify the accuracy of any information submitted. Thank you for any assistance that you provide.
|Tyree Guyton, The New White House, a.k.a., the Dotty Wotty House, 2010. Heidelberg Project Archives|
The Heidelberg Project has been the life's work of artist Tyree Guyton. He grew up on Heidelberg Street, and was encouraged by his house painter grandfather to choose art as an alternative to drugs and guns. Guyton began the project with his family, and with help of
|Tyree Guyton, House of Soul, 2012-2013 (destroyed by fire in November 2013), Heidelberg Project Archives|
The 30-year anniversary of the Heidelberg Project is a moment for Guyton, and his audience, to reflect on what his work has meant to the cultural life of Detroit and beyond. Guyton has created two new works specifically for this exhibition, one in the studio and one in the project. How Much for the City, a mixed-media sculpture, makes reference to his long-standing struggles with city government. On Heidelberg Street, he is building a full-scale house; it will rise on the foundation of a house destroyed by arson. The process of its construction can be viewed on the Heidelberg Television monitor in the gallery.
The Art of Tyree Guyton explores the artist's involvement with the project through the decades, and also feature a selection of prints and drawings from his more recent studio work.
Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Lisa Applebaum. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and School of Social Work.
Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2 - 4 PM
|Howardena Pindell, Free, White and 21, 1980. Color video with sound,||12:15 minutes.|
Pindell is known for her oblong and unstretched canvases that are often
torn apart and stitched back together. Her detailed experimentation with hole-punched circles, hand-written numeration and personal postcards create atmospheric work that considers the relationship between chaos and logic, time and repetition, and force and movement. As a result, the painstaking compositions of her paintings reimagine the medium and its process. This exhibition celebrates a creative risk-taker, a seasoned traveler and an advocate for equality.
An influential figure in the art world for over 40 years, Pindell has remained committed to expanding opportunities for women artists of color. She has been fiercely devoted to life and career, art, activism and advocacy. In the foreword to The Heart of the Question: The Writings of Howardena Pindell, she said, "I sustain myself through sheer tenacity, as the art world does not want artists of color to be full participants. I work because it's my life's work. I have no other choice."
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
An Evening with Howardena Pindell and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell
This is a landmark conversation between two pioneering creative public intellectuals on visual art and the art world, autobiography and the creative process.
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1 - 4 PM
A fun-filled exploration of Howardena Pindell for participants of all ages that includes make-and-take workshops, interactive tours, giveaways from local cultural institutions and more.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 PM
Conversation with the Curators
Howardena Pindell Exhibition Brochure
Hyde Park Art Center
Jefferson Pinder: Onyx Odyssey
|Jefferson Pinder, Assimilated, Neon, 2009|
Interdisciplinary artist Jefferson Pinder will present a series of new
|Jefferson Pinder, Overture, HD video, 2013|
Pinder is currently an Associate Professor in the Contemporary Practices Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been featured in numerous group shows including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, The High Museum in Atlanta, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.
Clinton, New York
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
Karen Hampton: The Journey North
|Karen Hampton, Spirits Cry, 2000|
Image transfer on hand-woven linen, Amoco non-woven geotextile thread,
and indigo dye, 36¼" × 49 3/8"
Courtesy of the artist
Karen Hampton: The Journey North is organized around several narrative threads that, when woven together, culminate in a complex tapestry of Hampton's hopes and visions for African-American lives. A self-described griot, Hampton uses cloth as her medium to embed references to her genealogical discoveries through stitching, weaving, and digitally printing layered images, inscription of voices, and other historical markers. Employing embroidery and weaving, Hampton follows in the footsteps of African-American women quilters as she hand-stitches her family roots to illustrate their "journey north." She also incorporates modern techniques that include archival photo transfers and painting to embellish and invent a new style of narrative.
Karen Hampton: The Journey North is curated by Steven J. Goldberg, Associate Professor of Art History, Hamilton College, and Susanna White, Associate Director and Senior Curator of Collections, Wellin Museum of Art. The exhibition catalogue features essays by Steven J. Goldberg and independent curator, scholar and art critic Gylbert Coker, Ph.D.
NOTE: Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman is also on view at the Wellin Museum of Art, October 03 through December 20, 2015.
Tales of the Conjure Woman is a collaborative project between the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts in Atlanta, and the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.
Los Angeles, California
|Holly Tempo, Heat Wave This Is for Real, 2012, Acrylic, spray paint and aluminum leaf on canvas.|
Courtesy of the artist.
The approaches of the artists in Hard Edged are very different, from perceptual to conceptual, from formal to boundary crossing. Some are minimalistic while others celebrate color and texture exuberantly. Although working at various levels of abstraction, the artists in this exhibition address such important issues as feminism, identity, colonialism, stereotypes, family relations, and social justice.
|Devin Troy Strother, Negrophelia, 2011, Mixed media on paper. Courtesy of artist and Richard Heller Gallery.|
|June Edmonds, This is Common, 2015, Oil on canvas. Courtesy of artist.|
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1-3 PM
Sculpture-making Workshop with Charla Puryear. Participants create their own glass and wire-hanging artworks.
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1-3 PM
Marble Tagging Workshop with April Bey. Write your own messages on marbled paper that you will create with the Suminagashi technique of water printing/paper marbling.
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1-3 PM
Yarn-Painting Workshop with Nzuji de Magalhães.
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1-3 PM
Abstraction Today: A Conversation. Several of the artists featured in Hard Edged discuss their work with curator Mar Hollingsworth.
New York, New York
|Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Men,
2015. White ceramic tile, black soap, wax, |
47½" x 34½" x 2", © Rashid Johnson, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Photo by Martin Parsekian.
the viewer with a visceral immediacy.
The portraits will be set within a multi-sensory environment that
|Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Men,
2015. White ceramic tile, |
black soap, wax, 47½" x 34½" x 2", © Rashid Johnson,
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Photo by Martin Parsekian.
Johnson's work is wide-ranging and has been discussed within the context of contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and even performance. Now, with Anxious Men, drawing enters the list.
An edition of the Drawing Papers series will be published in conjunction with this exhibition.
Lead support for Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men is provided by Joseph G. Mizzi. Additional support is provided by Jeffrey A. Hirsch, John and Amy Phelan, Erica Samuels, and Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy. Special thanks to Hauser and Wirth.
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30 PM
Join the artist and Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at the Drawing Center and curator of Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men, for a walk through of the exhibition.
|Norman Lewis, Carnivale del Sol, 1962. Oil on canvas, 50"x 64", Stephen Meringoff. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY|
Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis will consider the complexity of Lewis' art by examining the role of figuration within Abstraction Expressionism and how Lewis subtly referenced social issues within an essentially abstract mode. The exhibition also will highlight the richly expressive palette the artist championed throughout his career.
Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
The major exhibition sponsors are the National Endowment for the Arts and Christie’s. Additional support from AG Foundation, L. Ann and Jonathan P. Binstock, Ed Bradley Family Foundation, Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Jr., Dr. Aliya and Reginald Browne, Valentino D. Carlotti, Christina Lewis Halpern and Loida Nicolas Lewis, Charles and Kathy Harper, Robert Horwitz and Catherine Redlich, Dorothy Lichtenstein, The Lomax Family Foundation, Winston and Carolyn Lowe, Raymond J. McGuire and Crystal McCrary, Frank and Katherine Martucci, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and the Terra Foundation for American Art on behalf of board members Ruth Fine and Charles Harper.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 AM
Friends and Family Brunch: Join PAFA with a special friends and family brunch as a part of opening weekend celebration for Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis.
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Trolley Tour: Join PAFA as they partner with the Mural Arts Program for a unique and moving museum and tour experience. Take a Mural arts trolley tour of the Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection, then view Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis.
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 11 AM - 3 PM
Observe and Create:The Abstract Ideal: After viewing and exploring Lewis' artworks, participants will have an opportunity to create their
own work of art.
Traveling Lecture Series:
The Traveling Lecture Series, offered in conjunction with ongoing exhibitions, brings museum staff members out to your institution to give a talk about an artist or art movement important to our mission. This program is free to the public.
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