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Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, A Research and Review Essay
With the rise of attention in works by women, artists of color and the LGBT community, museums have seemed to pivot in a new direction – prioritizing inclusiveness – in an attempt to “correct” the underrepresentation of such artists in its programming. “Soul of a Nation: Art in the... Read more
“Configuration” at 2018 Scope International Art Fair Miami Beach December 4th – December 9th, 2018
ArtAboveReality is pleased to present “Configuration”, a group exhibition highlighting works that delve into the human figure, form and the arrangement of media in their respective practices. With the human figure being a major subject throughout art history, these artists reinterpret elements of past works into contemporary currency. Sourcing... Read more
Digitalia: Examining Blackness in a Museum Through Technology
Consider this: In the future, you’ll walk into your local museum and see nothing. That’s right. Nothing at all. Gone are your museum preconceptions about popularity, prestige, inclusivity and from which rich family’s collection the museum sourced the work. Instead, you’re welcomed by encrypted images, digital kiosks and instructions... Read more
Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi at The Underground Museum
I had the amazing pleasure of witnessing Theaster Gates perform at the Underground Museum and it was mind-blowing. Along with The Black Monks of Mississippi, Theaster turned the museum into a southern baptist church mixing elements of church harmony and jazz scat combinations that left the room stunned with... Read more
“The Chronicles Of Subjugation”, An Exhibition by Patrick Henry Johnson at Gallery 38 at Los Angeles
Gallery 38 is pleased to present Patrick Henry Johnson in his solo exhibition, The Chronicles Of Subjugation: The Art of Conquer and Divide!, featuring assemblage installations that challenge the presence and the way we react to race and prejudice in our society. Using mirrors as a way of interpretation,... Read more
Studio Visits – Charles Dickson
I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the studio of the great Charles Dickson in Compton, CA. Not only was I blown away by the hospitality, I was enthralled and floored by the amount of work and the different medium in which he chose to present each subject. I... Read more
Sam Pace  – “Cafe Bohemian”, November 12 – December 20, 2016 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles
Gallery 38 is pleased to invite you to the solo exhibition of new work by Sam Pace titled “Cafe Bohemian”. Sam Pace is an American contemporary artist based in Los Angeles. Inspired by the excitement and spontaneity of jazz and the discipline of martial arts, Sam uses materials to... Read more
In Conversation: Mark Bradford and Naima Keith at California African American Museum
On Wednesday October 20th, the California African-American Museum (CAAM) hosted an artist conversation with Mark to kick off its new museum branding and direction to go along with the opening of its newest exhibitions. Hosted by its new director Naima Keith, I was already impressed with the direction the... Read more
Al-Baseer Holly, “Super Outta Pocket”, July 21 – August 7, 2016 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles
Philadelphia born contemporary artist Al-Baseer Holly recently transitioned from being a full time musician to focusing on the aesthetics of art, using that canvas as a visual recording of emotional storytelling. His work is created from nostalgic scenes of his adolescence which he refers to as “Childhood Access Memories”.... Read more
Norm “NOMZEE” Maxwell, “Voyage Through The Void”, April 16 – May 15, 2016 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles
“My work has been the great liberator in my life, taking me to places that I wouldn’t have traveled to if I had chosen another path. It has freed my vision and allowed me to see potential and materialize that potential, where seemingly there was none.” – Norm Maxwell... Read more