CALL FOR WORKS! Submission deadline April 19, 2019.
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Our former alumnus, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Floyd Coleman Keynote Lecturer, 30th Annual Colloquium Howard University, Washington, DC.
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is proud to announce that William T. Williams (b.1942) will be honored this evening, Saturday, April 6, 2019, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium. The award will be presented by Tuliza Fleming, Curator of American Art at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, at a gala reception at the Armour J. Blackburn University Center. Selected in recognition of his “inestimable advancement of contemporary painting practice and pioneering cultural work in the early development of the Studio Museum in Harlem,” the artist will receive the award alongside Anthony Barboza and Sylvia Snowde.
Williams joins a distinguished list of past honorees including noted artists and art historians Dawoud Bey, Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Elizabeth Catlett, Floyd Coleman, Alonzo Davis, David C. Driskell, Richard Hunt, Leslie King-Hammond, Samella Lewis, Valerie Maynard, Richard J. Powell, Faith Ringgold, Lowery Stokes Sims, Robert Farris Thompson, Deborah Willis, Fred Wilson, and Judith Wilson. The artist was also selected to present the annual Floyd Coleman Keynote Lecture, which took place on Day One of the three-day scholarly program.
About The James A. Porter Colloquium
The James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum for scholars, artists, curators, and individuals in the field of African American Art and Visual Culture. Established at Howard University in 1990, the colloquium is named in honor of James A. Porter, the pioneering art historian and professor, whose 1943 publication, Modern Negro Art, laid the foundation for the field of study. The annual colloquium continues his legacy through dynamic programming, scholarly research, and artistic leadership.
Previous presenters have included such leading scholars and artists as Johnetta Coles, Huey Copeland, Okwui Enwezor, Jacqueline Francis, Ann Gibson, Sam Gilliam, Kellie Jones, Sarah Lewis, Richard Long, Kobena Mercer, Sharon F. Patton, Franklin Sirmans, and Alvia J. Wardlaw. This year’s presentation of the Howard University Department of Art’s James A. Porter Colloquium is presented in conjunction with The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora and the Howard University Gallery of Art.
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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery specializes in 20/21 century art. Established in 1989 by Michael Rosenfeld, the gallery opened its doors to promote the breadth of American art and those artists—known or unknown—that contributed to the establishment of surrealism, social realism, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism and geometric abstraction. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is located at 100 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00AM–6:00PM.Read More »
On View April 3-19, 2019
Reception Sat. Apr 13th, 12-8PMRead More »
Artist talk and exhibit – Our former MFA Gregory Hayes
From the Nancy Margolis Gallery website:
“Friends, collectors, and admirers gathered at Nancy Margolis Gallery on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, for an Artist Talk with Gregory Hayes. Through an interview with gallery director, Nancy Margolis, Hayes discussed the six large-scale paintings from his Color Array series that make up his fourth solo exhibition with NMG, From Faded Fragments. His exhibit will remain on view through April 13th.”Read More »
Nari Ward, our alumnus of 92′, is on view through May 26 at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, Manhattan.
From The New York Times website:
“The persistent and liberating message in Nari Ward’s sculpture and room-size installations is that art can be made from virtually anything. In his midcareer retrospective at the New Museum, “We the People,”this means old carpets, plastic bags, bottles, zippers, bed springs, keys and furniture. Hundreds of fold-up baby strollers take up a gallery in “Amazing Grace” (1993), while a canopy of yarn, rope and other found materials are used to create “Hunger Cradle” (1996). “We the People” (2011), nodding to the preamble of the United States Constitution, has that title spelled out in colored shoelaces embedded in a wall.
Using found materials to make art is a radical, if decades-old, tactic. In the late 1950s, the artist Allan Kaprow predicted that artists would use everyday objects, including chairs, food, electric and neon lights, old socks and billboards. Many of these items appear in Mr. Ward’s show. And although Mr. Ward came up through the art system — he was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome and shows regularly in New York galleries and global biennials — his work also resembles folk art and relates to specific locations, documents and histories.
“We the People” reminds you of street memorials with shoes thrown over tree branches or telephone wires. But who is the “we” in this work? It might apply to everyone covered under the Constitution, since these words come from its preamble — except that we know, historically, that the Constitution hasn’t been applied similarly or equally to people of the African diaspora, like Mr. Ward, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when he was 12.”
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The art of African textiles and personal adornment.
Fall 2019 lecture course, ARTD 3195/7196G – Special Topics
Instructor: Professor Christopher Richards
As one of the continent’s most potent and malleable forms of artistic
expression, this course will familiarize students with an array of
African dress forms. Beginning with colonial misunderstandings of
“undressed” African bodies, the course will explore classical African
textiles, such as kente cloth and wax print, and contemporary fashion,
including the work of South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo. The
course will conclude by exploring how contemporary African artists,
like Yinka Shonibare, reference the materials and forms of African
dress through their work.
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View our students’ work, Multimedia and 2D Animation class, Prof. Morgan Miller:Read More »
March 29 – April 20, 2019
Honey Ramka presents ‘Dither_Block’ by Mitch Patrick, our final project space exhibition. Opens Friday, March 29th (6-9 PM); on view thru Saturday, April 20th.
Accompanying this show in the main gallery is ‘Going Forward,’ an exhibition by Jason Reyen.
[IMAGE: from ‘(Untitled) Anthropogenic Tablet 1’ by Mitch Patrick | 3D rendered animation, 60-second seamless loop | 2019]Read More »
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7pm
Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13th Street 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10011
Patricia Cronin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of gender, sexuality and social justice and has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, including Shrine For Girls at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Other solo exhibitions were presented at the Capitoline Museum’s Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, and the Brooklyn Museum. Cronin is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, both in Washington, DC. She is a professor of Art at Brooklyn College.
*This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis; we recommend arriving early.
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