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Kate Klingbeil: Painting the Recovery of the Feminine

Kate Klingbeil “Summer Wind,” 2019. Approx. 16 x 20 inches. Photographed as installed at the Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC. I first saw Kate Klingbeil’s work at the Gallery in 2018. As Klingbeil’s total body work represents the most important inquiry that can happen in the world. cultural production of art today: the exaltation of the […]

The harmony of the self through Tschabalala Self’s eye

Tschabalala Self, born in Harlem in 1990, explores sensitive ideas of the self, womanhood and the Black female body in contemporary cultures. She uses bodies resembling hers, as well as playful colours like soft pinks, stark blues and bright yellows, which serve as the backdrop for many of her works. Her universe dips into portals […]

Artists selected to create statue honouring Shirley Chisholm in New York

Artist team Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous have officially been announced by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and women.nyc to create a forthcoming statue of Shirley Chisholm in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Their statue, named Our Destiny, Our Democracy will be the first commissioned work to be realized as part of the […]

Artist uses kickstarter to highlight Bostonian’s legacy of slave trade outside Faneuil Hall

Artist Steve Locke recently turned to the public to help fund a memorial he has planned for right in front of Boston’s famed Faneuil Hall. Locke, who has lived and worked in Boston for over three decades, hopes to acknowledge those who were sold as slaves outside of Faneuil Hall through a large-scale installation. The […]

$20 million lawsuit against Dale Chihuly dismissed by judge

A Seattle federal judge officially dismissed a $20 million lawsuit filed just over two years ago against American artist Dale Chihuly, known for his whimsical and vibrant blown-glass sculptures, by a man named Michael Moi. In June of 2017, Moi sought legal action against Chihuly, his wife Leslie, and Chihuly Studio Inc. for compensation of […]

Artist interview with Nigel Whittaker: from the BP Portrait Award Exhibition to life with his late father

Each year, a number of artists are featured in the National Gallery’s BP Portrait Award Exhibition. This year, 44 artists have been chosen out of thousands of submissions from 84 countries to exhibit in the exhibition that opens on Thursday in London. One of those artists is Nigel Whittaker who was chosen for his work […]

Banksy’s anti-Brexit artwork at the RA’s Summer Exhibition

In a few days, the Royal Academy’s esteemed Summer Exhibition will begin. The exhibition is the largest open submission contemporary art show that brings together works by some of today’s up and coming and most influential artists. Even ahead of the June 10th opening date, Banksy, the mysterious artist who shredded an artwork at auction […]