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 will remain on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through September 3, 2018. It will then travel to New York, where it will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art October 7, 2018-January 13, 2019. The exhibition will then 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.
In April “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2016,” the first major show of the artist’s 3-D work, opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art and is soon heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Breuer location, where it will be on view from September 6 through December 2, 2018. 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.