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Studio Snapshot

  • My new zine The Center of Everything, the Middle of Nowhere is on view at Hamiltonian through November 2, and there will be artist talks with the new Fellows on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm. Check it out!
  • Look for me in the next BmoreArt Magazine Issue 08: Archive, and get your tickets for the launch party on November 7 at the newly renovated Enoch Pratt Library.
  • You can now find my work on Foundwork, a connective (rather than market-based) platform for artists and curators, along with tons of amazing other artists!
  • Rejections T_T (with odds): The Print Center’s 94th International Competition (25 semi-finalists out of 512 applicants, or ~4.8% chance); Arts Writers Grant Program (20 awardees out of 540 applicants, or ~3.7% chance)

Four Faves ~ NYC Galleries

  1. Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar: from the exterior windows to the stairwell in the entryway, the gallery can barely contain all that Sze puts into it: projections, installations, torn and stacked images, boxes and chairs...It's all-encompassing.
  2. Paul Chan at Greene Naftali: though brightly colored, these inflatable figures are somehow darker than Chan's from 2017; the fans blow more slowly, the figures are more burdened, their connections to each other more necessary.
  3. Amy Sherald at Hauser & Wirth: stoic and proud, the figures in these paintings peer directly at the viewer, making them seem larger than life.
  4. Ritsue Mishima at Luhring Augustine: 25 clear glass sculptures on reflective pedestals through which you can zig and zag, labyrinth-like, in the front room and a projection plus reflection in the back room.

100 Words

James Williams: Color of the Day at RESORT

The title of Williams’ exhibition can only refer to one color, which is actually the absence of any color at all: black. In these works, the figures simultaneously hold their ground and retreat. The blackest blacks are rendered in velcro, layered between paint, giving dimension to form and presence to shadow. Williams’ spare imagery is surprisingly potent. A glimpse of red jersey with white piping = Michael Jordan. A painted arm with a gold chain around the wrist, the skin duplicated in velcro right above it, draws a line between rap culture and slavery. Such delicate gestures, so laden with meaning.

Deadline Details

  • Due Nov 1: Under $500 at MAP; $10 to apply.
  • Due Nov 12: Spring Solos at Arlington Arts Center; open to artists living or working in the Mid-Atlantic region; $35 to apply.
  • Due Nov 15: ICA Baltimore Flat File; Open to professional artists in DC, Maryland, or Virginia; $10 to apply.
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