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Charles Moore

Charles Moore is an art historian, writer and curator based in New York and author of the book The Black Market: A Guide to Art Collecting and The Brilliance of the Color: Black through the eyes of art collectors. He currently is a third-year doctoral student at Columbia University Teachers College, researching the life and career of abstract painter Ed Clark.

Kenturah Davis: (a)Float, (a)Fall, (a)Dance, (a)Death

The exhibition centers on motion above all else—stemming from an open-ended question on the apparatus of words, and how communication guides, or perhaps structures, the way human beings exist in the world.

The New Bend

Curated by Legacy Russell, The New Bend features the works of twelve contemporary artists exploring race and gender issues in the textile space. The exhibition celebrates Gee’s Bend cultures, blending regional tradition with the power of cooperative feminism that took place in the Boykin, Alabama area, where the women of Gee’s Bend made quilts to stay warm, protecting their children while they took shelter in unheated shacks without running water, phones, or electricity.

Hana Yilma Godine: Substance in Ethiopia

The human body, according to Godine, exists in a communal space that transcends time and place, rooted in a continual energy exchange with the environment.

Tariku Shiferaw: It’s a love thang, it’s a joy thang

Tariku Shiferaw’s It’s a love thang, it’s a joy thang embodies Black joy—but not in the sense that people might think. In his latest exhibition, the artist pays homage to quotidian pleasures: those often referenced in the jazz era, a time when the greats sang about their daily lives.

Ambrose Rhapsody Murray: Within Listening Distance of the Sea…

Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s solo exhibition Within Listening Distance of the Sea… at Fridman Gallery features several of the artist’s sewn and painted textiles, as well as a short film made with Logan Lynette and Heather Lee, culminating in an unparalleled depth of experience.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2022

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