Look for the book from The Green Lantern Press celebrating “Cándida Alvarez: Here,” the recent survey by a painter who’s been flying under the radar for a minute, but no longer. Loved ending 2017 writing “When Painting Stepped Out to Lunch” about my homegirl.
“Charles White, A Retrospective” celebrates the artist’s centennial in the three cities he called home: Chicago, New York, Los Angeles. It opened at the Art Institute of Chicago earlier this year, and was on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art until last month. The exhibition will now travel to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be on view from February 17 through June 2, 2019. I learned so much from writing “Charles White, Feminist at Mid-Century” for that publication.
After showing at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Breuer last year, “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2016,” the first major show of the artist’s 3-D work, will soon open at a new location. It be on view at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts March 3 - May 27, 2019. Check out my essay “Mediterranean Conversations” in that volume.
Pick up the second volume (okay!!) for the project “We Wanted a Revolution, Black Radical Women 1965-85,” curated by the ever fabulous Rujeko Hockley and Catherine Morris. It includes my article “Swimming with E.C.” on Elizabeth Catlett, and writings by wonderful colleagues, Uri McMillan, Aruna D’Souza and cool sis Lisa Jones.
My essay “Assured Calamity: Elizabeth Murray’s 1980s.” was published to celebrate the exhibition “Elizabeth Murray Paintings in the ‘80s” at Pace Gallery. It was great fun writing about my earliest art teacher. She was another fabulous Chicagoan through and through.