Bisa Butler solo exhibition @
The Storm, The Whirlwind, and the Earthquake
February 29 – June 27, 2020
“I create portraits of people that include clues of their inner thoughts, their heritage, their actual emotions, and even their future,” states Butler. “I represent all of my figures with dignity and regal opulence because that is my actual perspective of humanity.”
The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art
February 16 – May 24, 2020
The Path to Paradise is the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career. Organized by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, the exhibition will be on view in Rochester from February 16 through May 24, 2020, after which it will travel to two additional venues in the United States. Drawn from both private and institutional collections, The Path to Paradise will feature approximately 45 of Judith Schaechter’s stained-glass panels along with a selection of related drawings and process materials.
I imagine myself as an Urban Shaman exploring both my familiar visible world and the hidden dimensions of other realms that lurk beneath the surface of daily life. The sense of personal cosmology in my practice grows from both experiencing and observing the details of everyday life and ritual. Artworks emerge out of the crossroads of life, history, memory, and imagination, a place between that suggest multiple layers of meaning.
Look Back @
UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2019
Tapping Into Moyo, our curated, site-specific exhibition created for UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2019 brought together the dynamic energies of two diverse voices speaking to the power of Moyo (soul) as driving life force. Leonardo Benzant and Adebunmi Gbadebo explored the intertwining of community and personal histories that inform an individual’s lengthy journey to tap into Moyo.
In The News:
Adebunmi Gbadebo @ Dhaka Art Summit 2020
“In the section Colonial Movements, where themes of indentured labour and the machismo of nation-building were explored, one work similarly stood out as a solemn memorial not only to a brute history, but to resilience against all odds. Adebunmi Gbadebo’s ‘True Blue’ series of silk screen prints on sheets constructed with beaten cotton linters and human hair collected from black barbershops, were hung across a wide wall: each sheet recalling documentations of genetic histories based on the archives of plantation owners, with the indigo-tinged hair dye referencing the history of slavery within Gbadebo’s maternal family history.”
– Radha Mahendru
Labels and text fragments, alongside champagne bottles, cars, watches, pistols, and bling make up the glistening flotsam and jetsam of media content, woven into the larger optical impression and allowing the viewer to contemplate their unique role to play in this challenge of globalized life.