Artist, writer, activist, and curator, Lucy R. Lippard’s latest work, “Stuff instead of a Memoir,” published by NYU Press, explores the storied 86-year-old’s life in cinematic detail keeping her readers engaged from cover to cover.
Every fiber and form of Leigh’s work speaks to the sonic truth of Black female power, presence, and self-assuredness embodies the nature of women from the African Diaspora.
Devastating Loves and Transcendent Hatreds features artwork created by women (including those who identify as female and non-binary) in a variety of media and materials that tell stories of these extreme emotional states – of passion and obsession, devastation and transcendence.
July is disability awareness month and I wanted to remember the artist Judith Scott for her ability to transmute the negative experiences in her life into bright and imaginitive creations. Scott was an internationally renowned American fiber sculptor born with Down Syndrome.
As I continue to delve into the themes of motherhood, relationships, loss, and second chances, I became intrigued by Alice Neel’s story. Her experiences resonate with the struggle faced by daughters of women who feel confined by their circumstances. As women, we often emulate what we saw our mothers do or strive for the independence they were unable to attain. Ironically, even if we succeed in breaking free from financial constraints, we may still struggle with unspoken emotions of grief and loss.
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”
African American Artist Bisa Butler Delicately Interweaves The African and American Story With Her Unique Quilt Designs
To experience a Bisa Butler exhibition is to encounter the collective memory of a community interwoven with vibrantly hued threads. It is a reminder that the stories we choose to narrate, and the voices we amplify, shape our understanding of history. As we continue to reassess and reinterpret these moments in time Butler’s work provides an invaluable perspective, and a testament to the African American journey and contribution to the American tapestry.
In the 1970s, Ringgold became increasingly interested in performance art, collaborating with other artists and musicians to create elaborate spectacles that combined music, dance, and political commentary. Her most famous work in this vein is “The Flag is Bleeding” (1967)
In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.
Human production and consumption have rapidly degraded the ecosystems of our major communities over the past several decades; Earth at present is in a state of chaos. Moreover, humankind’s attempt at reversing existing ecological damages does not keep up with the prevailing and accelerated rates of destruction impacting the globe exponentially. We have thus been made painfully aware of immanent climate change despite hereunto efforts at intervention. MAYDAY !EAARTH is a global distress call to signal that time is running out.