Bisa Butler solo exhibition @
The Storm, The Whirlwind, and the Earthquake
February 29 – April 25, 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.”
Almost Better Angels
January 18 – February 22, 2020
With brilliant color and dazzling beauty, Schaechter seduces the viewer to look closely at her work. The artist states: “Beauty is what has always captured the viewer’s attention and allows them to spend time with my work. Once involved, it is easier for them to read the content held just below the surface.”
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.
Lauren Fensterstock creates elaborate sculptures and installations in the material of ladies’ accomplishments. These historically devalued female crafts- such as paper quilling and shellwork- are often dismissed as mere decorations of domestic life. By freeing these traditions from the culture of the parlor, She is able to explore their capacity to speak on the complexities of the world beyond the domestic sphere.
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.