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Domenico Cennamo: Colorgraphy

June 5 - July 2

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Domenico Cennamo: Colorgraphy

June 5 - July 2

Italian photographer Domenico Cennamo began his career in the arts as a painter, which helps to explain his use of color, sense of composition, contrasts of light and dark, and narrative elements.

Cennamo moved into the world of photography having worked in the fashion world as a model agent. After several years he felt the urge to see his models photographed in a different way, and began working first as a fashion and then fine art photographer. He has published one book, Before The Game (Bruno Gmuender).




Kelli Connell: Kelli Connell: Double Life, 2 Decades

June 4 - August 31

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Kelli Connell: Kelli Connell: Double Life, 2 Decades

June 4 - August 31

Kelli Connell’s twenty-year project with one model represents an autobiographical questioning of sexuality and gender roles that shape the identity of the self in intimate relationships. The project explores polarities of identity such as the masculine and feminine psyche, the irrational and rational self, the exterior and interior self, and the motivated and resigned. By combining multiple photographic negatives of the same model in each image, the dualities of the self are defined by body language and clothing. The importance of these images lies in the representation of interior dilemmas portrayed as an external object: a photograph. Through these images, the audience is presented with “constructed realities”.


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues--Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 5:00 Closed Monday


Jerry Dantzic

May 8 - August 1

1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, USA +

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Jerry Dantzic

May 8 - August 1

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement. “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic” presents 56 remarkable images of the jazz icon that challenge the tragic narrative that frequently defines her. The exhibition will be on view at the American Jazz Museum from Saturday, May 8th until Sunday, August 1st.


American Jazz Museum

1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, USA

816.4.74..8463

info@kcjazz.org

Open Monday 10-2, Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5


An-My Lê: An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain

April 18 - August 8

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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An-My Lê: An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain

April 18 - August 8

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê. Featuring photographs from a selection of the artist’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the celebrated photographer’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs.

Born in Saigon in the midst of the Vietnam War, Lê was evacuated with her family by the U.S. military. She has spent decades considering the complexity of American history and conflict, from war reenactments to the removal of Confederate monuments. This timely exhibition explores politically-charged topics through Lê’s subtle, evocative images that avoid the sensationalism often seen in newspapers and movies. Sweeping views that emphasize the size and breadth of the theater of war display the artist’s technical strengths in the classical landscape tradition, which she uses to compose beautiful images that draw the viewer into deeper consideration of complex themes of history and power.


Press Release

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5



Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar, Chloe Wise: Fantasy America

March 5 - August 30

117 Sandusky St Pittsburgh, PA +

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Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar, Chloe Wise: Fantasy America

March 5 - August 30

Fantasy America invites New York-based artists Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar and Chloe Wise to revisit Andy Warhol’s seminal publication, America, and contribute through their own artistic practices.

This exhibition echoes the current moment of political upheaval and social reckoning. Against the backdrop of nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police, the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidential election, the works in this exhibition probe and challenge the perceptions of what America is and what it can become. Like Warhol, the artists in this exhibition hold a mirror to society, reflecting the country at a critical juncture in history. Each produces work that blurs the boundaries between form and material, offering a complex picture of contemporary American life.

Nona Faustine confronts modern injustices through photography centered on public monuments and civic buildings that relate to hidden African American histories. Kambui Olujimi addresses nationhood and the colonization of bodies, land, time and space, surfacing buried political pasts. Pacifico Silano collages vintage gay men’s magazines to explore love and loss in queer culture and community. Naama Tsabar uses her body and sound compositions to perform outside the boundaries of gender norms with an array of female and gender non-conforming collaborators. Chloe Wise deconstructs advertising and audience through staged narratives to reveal tenuously manufactured social contracts and constructs.

Fantasy America is curated by José Carlos Diaz, chief curator at The Warhol. The exhibition catalogue includes contributions by Diaz, Jessica Lanay Moore, and Alan Pelaez Lopez.

Fantasy America is presented by Bank of America and generously supported by Artis; the Arts, Equity, & Education Fund; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Fine Foundation, the Sheila Reicher Fine Foundation; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Joshua Hagen & Todd Kratofil; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network.


The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky St Pittsburgh, PA 15212

412.237.8300

information@warhol.org

Open Wednesday-Monday 10-5, Fri 10-10


Jo Ractliffe: Jo Ractliffe: DRIVES

October 17, 2020 - August 9, 2021

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

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Jo Ractliffe: Jo Ractliffe: DRIVES

October 17, 2020 - August 9, 2021

In the mid-1980s, as a young photographer, Jo Ractliffe confronted a country turned into a police state.

The years preceding South Africa’s first free vote in 1994, which saw Nelson Mandela elected president, were disheartening and at times brutal.

Rather than capturing front-page acts of violence under the legalized racism known as apartheid, however, Ractliffe (South African, born 1961) found her creative voice by working indirectly—through allegories and aftermath. Ractliffe offered symbolic depictions of human character in pictures of common animals, particularly donkeys and dogs, as in her 1987 series of photolithographs Nadir (“the low point”): stray curs roaming or leaping in a postapocalyptic landscape. In other early landscape photographs, she showed what remained after neighborhoods and townships for people of color were razed in favor of the white minority.

This exhibition—the first survey ever organized of Ractliffe’s work—brings together more than 100 artworks from across her career. These include dreamlike photographs the artist made in the 1990s with one-dollar cameras while cruising the port city of Durban and on a cross-country road trip, as well as a second highway piece, the unsettling installation N1 Incident/End of Time (1997/99). Large-scale color prints, video installations, and documentary photographs made from around 2000 to as recently as 2018 round out this comprehensive look at the artist’s varied and haunting body of work.


Press Release

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

312.443.3600

Open daily 10:30-5, Thur 10:30-8



Lewis Hine: Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine

May 7 - August 2

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Lewis Hine: Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine

May 7 - August 2

This exhibition surveys the life’s work of Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940), the father of American documentary photography. Consisting entirely of 65 rare vintage prints, it covers the three overarching themes of Hine’s three-decade career—the immigrant experience, child labor, and the American worker—and culminates in his magnificent studies of the construction of the Empire State Building.

Our Strength Is Our People coincides with the complementary exhibition, Old World/New Soil: Foreign-Born American Artists from the Asheville Art Museum Collection.

Our Strength Is Our People is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions, LLC. All works are from the private collection of Michael Mattis & Judith Hochberg. This exhibition is generously supported by the Workers’ Legacy Foundation.

Click here to learn more.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

Open Wed-Mon 11-6, Thur 11-9



Robert Glenn Ketchum, George Masa, Timothy McCoy, Benjamin Porter, Sally Gall, Ansel Adams: Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands

May 19 - August 30

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Robert Glenn Ketchum, George Masa, Timothy McCoy, Benjamin Porter, Sally Gall, Ansel Adams: Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands

May 19 - August 30

Through images capturing the beauty, changes, and even devastation to the American landscape, photographers have played a vital role in advocating for the preservation of nature via the establishment and maintenance of state parks, national parks and monuments, and other federally protected lands.

Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands presents works drawn from the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection by artists looking both regionally and nationally at lands that are either state or federally managed or have become so. From George Masa and Timothy McCoy’s photographs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to a selection of works from Robert Glenn Ketchum’s Overlooked in America: The Success and Failure of Federal Land Management series and more, these artworks provoke contemplation of both nature’s beauty and a calling to protect it.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bureau of Land Management whose mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Photographers include Robert Glenn Ketchum, George Masa, Timothy McCoy, Benjamin Porter, Sally Gall, Ansel Adams, and more. 

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Hilary Schroeder, assistant curator.

Click here to learn more.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

Open Wed-Mon 11-6, Thur 11-9



James Nachtwey, Jeffrey Stockbridge, MARK E. TRENT: THE HUMAN COST | AMERICA’S DRUG PLAGUE

June 5 - July 5

614 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY +

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James Nachtwey, Jeffrey Stockbridge, MARK E. TRENT: THE HUMAN COST | AMERICA’S DRUG PLAGUE

June 5 - July 5

Last year, America lost 81,000 men, women and children to drug overdoses. Driven primarily by the opioid crisis–and abetted by the pill-pushing of pharmaceutical companies–millions of individuals and countless families were devastated by addiction.

The war on drugs has failed: from sea to shining sea, fentanyl, heroin, K2, crystal meth, cocaine and other drugs are available in nearly every town and city. Drug-related violence has endangered many of our streets, including Courtlandt Avenue, home to the Bronx Documentary Center.

After decades of ever-changing anti-drug strategies, we are still left with familiar and yet unanswered questions: how to stop the overdoses; how to keep our youth from addiction; how to stop drug-related violence; how to offer humanitarian treatment.

The Bronx Documentary Center’s upcoming photo exhibition, The Human Cost: America’s Drug Plague, explores these issues and portrays the human toll of America’s drug scourge. The deeply personal stories told here–of losing children, families and freedom–provide a stark but compassionate look at a very complex dynamic.

James Nachtwey, the dean of American conflict photographers, reports with visual journalist and editor, Paul Moakley, from New Hampshire, Ohio, Boston, San Francisco and beyond. Jeffrey Stockbridge documents Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood over the course of 6 years. And Mark Trent follows a tight-knit group of friends in West Virginia through cycles of substance abuse and tragic death. The BDC hopes this exhibition will lead to productive discussions about an intractable American problem.

Exhibition curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera

On View (In Person): June 5 – July 5, 2021
Gallery Hours: Wed- Fri 3-7PM • Sat- Sun 1-5PM
BDC’s Annex Gallery, 364 E 151st St, Bronx, NY 10455


Press Release

Bronx Documentary Center

614 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451

718.993.3512

info@bronxdoc.org

Open Thur-Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 1-5



John Edmonds: John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

October 23, 2020 - August 8, 2021

200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY +

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John Edmonds: John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

October 23, 2020 - August 8, 2021

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance is presented as part of the inaugural UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. John Edmonds is best known for his use of photography and video to create sensitive portraits and still lifes that center Black queer experiences and reimagine art historical precedents. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition and features new and recent photographic portraits and still lifes of Central and West African sculptures alongside friends and acquaintances from Edmonds’s creative community in New York. These works explore the intersections of representation, modernity, and identity in the African diaspora.

For this exhibition, Edmonds was invited to engage directly with our Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects donated to the Museum in 2015 by the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison. The presentation of the collection objects, along with Edmonds’s excerpts from scholarly texts on Baule art, considers the distinct role that individuals and institutions—from collectors to art historians to art museums—play in the bestowal of meaning, authenticity, and value. While Edmonds’s work recognizes the persistence of power imbalances, it offers new aesthetic and conceptual possibilities.

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance draws its title from an essay by scholar Krista Thompson that looks at perspectives on Black diaspora art history, and how they have shifted from examining relationships with Africa to questioning forms of representation in Western cultures.

Edmonds is the inaugural recipient of the UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. As the awardee, he receives a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, a commission for a 50×50-foot art installation on the façade of the new UOVO: BROOKLYN art storage and services facility, and a $25,000 unrestricted cash grant. The mural is on view through spring 2021.

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance is curated by Drew Sawyer, Philip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, Photography, Brooklyn Museum, and Ashley James, former Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum (currently Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum).

The UOVO Prize is made possible by

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/john_edmonds


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238

718.638.5000

Open Wed 11-6, Thur 11-10, Fri-Sun 11-6



Lorraine O’Grady: Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And

March 5 - July 18

200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY +

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Lorraine O’Grady: Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And

March 5 - July 18

Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And is the first retrospective of one of the most significant contemporary figures working in performance, conceptual, and feminist art. Lorraine O’Grady replaces either/or ways of thinking with the endless loop of “both/and,” challenging the fixed positions of self and other, here and there, now and then, all while reflecting on the poignancy of lives lived within dualistic frameworks. The artist addresses her own experience as a person marked by racial hybridity―her family histories connect the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and the United States―who is nonetheless definitively a Black woman. Through her exploration of legacies of cultural interconnection and reciprocal influences, O’Grady sheds light on the ways Blackness has always existed at the heart of Western modernism.

The exhibition features twelve of the major projects O’Grady has produced over her four-decade career and also debuts a much-anticipated new installation. In addition to works presented in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, five of O’Grady’s projects are installed in collection galleries throughout the Museum, highlighting the artist’s long engagement with art historical omissions and institutional failings related to the creative agency of those excluded from the canon. O’Grady’s radical revisionism of the 1980s and 1990s anticipated themes that have been embraced by a younger generation of artists and thinkers, inspiring them to resist and reshape a world structured by difference and inequity.

Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And is organized by Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, and writer Aruna D’Souza with Jenée-Daria Strand, Curatorial Assistant, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by the Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Major support is provided by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust. Generous support is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons, the Maurer Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support is provided by J.A. Forde and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/lorraine_ogrady

Image caption and credit: Lorraine O’Grady (American, born 1934). Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in White eats coconut and looks away from the action, 1982/2015. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238

718.638.5000

Open Wed 11-6, Thur 11-10, Fri-Sun 11-6



Chester Higgins: Chester Higgins

May 6 - June 26

529 W 20th St New York , NY +

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Chester Higgins: Chester Higgins

May 6 - June 26


Bruce Silverstein Gallery

529 W 20th St New York , NY 10011

212.627.3930

inquiries@brucesilverstein.com

Open Currently By Appointment Only

Summer Hours: Mon-Friday 10-6