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What Are We Shining Light On? Hank Willis Thomas debuts “An All Colored Cast” at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles
Gallery View of “An All Colored Cast” by Hank Willis Thomas. Photo by Badir McCleary. Nestled in a small gated space on La Brea, Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents itself as more of a Hollywood garden party than a contemporary art gallery. You almost have to be “in the know”... Read more
Stories of Preservation and Progress As A Healing Mechanism at The Garifuna International Film Festival
Stories. Told and remembered but also forgotten and discarded. How are we holding onto our traditions? At the Garifuna International Film Festival, the mission is to preserve these traditions while elevating the voices of the creators – and their visual accounts of culture. Embarking on Venice, CA on Memorial... Read more
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
Frieze Art Fair makes it’s Los Angeles debut with exciting projects alongside fair programming at Paramount Studios
Frieze is finally here! Located at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, the first edition of the Frieze Art Fair encompassed a full-on art gallery fair experience alongside the exterior New York backlot, which featured projects of selected artists from galleries participating in the fair programming. I was really... Read more
Black Bodies, Feminism and Representation. Is the use of the body in art the most effective way to examine social inequities and help to progress the surrounding conversation?
The body being one of if not the most sacred pieces of humanity, is also often one of the most scrutinized, abused and controlled entities of our society. It has been used to judge, influence and portray humanity, creating a classification system to which certain validations are required for... Read more
Pages From A Bahia Diary by J. Michael Walker as part of Pacific Standard Time  September 30 – October 29, 2017 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles
Gallery 38 is excited to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin America and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California. Jim Cuno, President... Read more
“​Entrance​”, A Group Show Highlighting Seven Emerging Contemporary Artists, July 22 – July 23, 2017 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles
Gallery 38 is pleased to present “​ENTRANCE​”, a group show highlighting seven emerging contemporary artists. This show focuses on these artists interpretations of their entry into the art world. They unabashedly share their feelings, thoughts and emotions that go into creating their work not just for self, but also... Read more
“EXCEPTED” by Lucas Raynaud, June 10 – July 16, 2017 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles
Gallery 38 is pleased to present “Excepted” by Lucas Raynaud. In using the word Excepted, the intent is to demonstrate exclusion while verbally sounding like acceptance. The exhibit will feature all new works by Lucas Raynaud, mixed media pieces as well as interactive installations that will highlight the use... Read more
In Conversation: Dr. Jill Moniz and Dr. Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins at The Landing Gallery
This past Sunday (May 21st), The Landing Gallery hosted a curators panel for its current exhibition “Signifying Form” curated by Dr. jill moniz. Joining her in the panel was Dr. Lizetta LeFalle-Collins, an accomplished curator and creative writer. I was excited to hear what these very accomplished women had... Read more
Studio Visits – Inglewood based artist Larry E. Johnson (Quick Clip)
I took a quick trip to Inglewood to meet up with visual artist Larry E. Johnson as he prepares for his participation in 25 Years Later: Race, Riots and Reform at Gallery 38. Larry just finished his first solo exhibition at Los Angeles Southwest College after graduating this past... Read more