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.
Bisa Butler solo exhibition @
The Katonah Museum of Art
March 15 – June 14, 2020
Bisa Butler’s spectacular textile portraits are a revelation, seducing the eye with colors and patterns while commenting wryly on episodes from twentieth-century black life.
— Luke A. Fidler
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.
My material is human hair from people of the African Diaspora. Our hair is so connected to our culture, politics, and history! It is history and DNA. The process of working with hair has allowed me to utilize my community as an integral part of my studio practice.
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.