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Wendy Red Star

January 30 - April 25

2200 Dodge St Omaha, NE +

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Wendy Red Star

January 30 - April 25

Wendy Red Star’s exhibition engages the history of the 1898 Indian Congress, an unprecedented convening of over thirty Native American tribes during Nebraska’s Trans-Mississippi Exposition. This immersive, site-specific installation draws from and reframes her research into exposition photographs, memorabilia collections, and historic sites in Omaha and Montana. Red Star draws from the Omaha Public Library’s significant collection of photographs taken by Frank Rinehart (1861–1928), a Nebraskan famous for his portraits of Indian Congress members such as White Swan, a well-known Apsáalooke scout. Red Star metaphorically reconvenes White Swan and hundreds of Native delegation members to investigate the Apsáalooke and Indigenous histories of Omaha.

Pictured: Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke, born 1981), “The Indian Congress,” 2021, mixed media installation. Photo: Peter Fankhauser


Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge St Omaha, NE 68102

402.342.3300

Open Wed-Sun 10-4



John Van Oers: Por La Noche

January 28 - April 30

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John Van Oers: Por La Noche

January 28 - April 30

The anecdotal method is viewed sceptically in both art and science, because it leads to fallacies and easy generalizations. Single isolated evidence is at odds with the scientific method, which examines its subjects broadly; it is not because your bird is a parakeet that all birds are parakeets. In art, the anecdotal stands for navel-gazing, for the glorification of one’s personal experience. It is the opposite of universality or the possibility of making abstraction of things, which allows one thing to mean another or makes the pure form sufficient to transcend the primary. Poetry, music and abstract art appeal to our deeply rooted and eroded emotions that no longer refer to specific, but to general feelings. It is the language that we feel but do not understand.

No other artists uses the anecdotal method more than John van Oers. Autobiographical events small and large are a recurrent cause for visual processing in his work. Drawn diary excerpts become a storyboard for sculptures that seem unpretentious and light as a feather. But what we see are not narrative stories or family chronicles; the motivations behind these works are cryptically hidden in extremely reduced forms that are executed in pure materials such as wood, metal, plaster or bronze. John Van Oers does not narrate, he suggests. Herein lies the magical transition from the strictly anecdotal to forms that we all feel but do not understand.

Bert Danckaert, 2019


Leigh Blanchard: Impressions

March 17 - April 18

440 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +

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Leigh Blanchard: Impressions

March 17 - April 18

440 Gallery is pleased to present Impressions, a solo exhibition of digital art by Leigh Blanchard. Impressions demonstrates Blanchard’s exploration of the art of scanography, which is the process of using flatbed scanner technology to create printable, digital art. This collection of ten works on photosensitive fabric and paper marks Blanchard’s second solo show at the gallery and showcases art that she has been developing for the past three years.

With an interest in alternative processes of image creation, Blanchard’s scanography process draws inspiration from the nineteenth century technology of photograms. This method involved placing objects upon photosensitive paper, which would create patterns of outlines and silhouettes. Blanchard mimics this technique by physically placing and moving fabrics, leaves, flowers, and even printings of old photograms along the surface of a flatbed scanner. She works with and against the scanning process to produce fluid and undulating digital images. Some of the final works float freely on fabric, unframed and unbound, while others lie static on a surface: defined through mounting or framing. Part photograph, part collage, these images have a playful quality that recalls the discovery and awe that early users of the photographic process must have felt. Indeed, even the show’s title, Impressions, hearkens back to the first book to be photographically printed and illustrated, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, by Anna Atkins.

Blanchard asks us to consider: Do these images hold the kinetic energy captured across the scanner in their digital printing? Do they represent motion contained or motion liberated? Blanchard leaves you with an invitation to ponder these digital images on fabric and paper.

Leigh Blanchard graduated from Parsons School of Design/The New School with a degree in photography. She draws inspiration from music, art, and technology. Blanchard currently lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited previously at Milk Gallery, Site:Brooklyn, and at 440 Gallery with her last solo show “And Now I See” in 2018.

Impressions opens at the 440 Gallery, located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn, on March 17, and will run through April 18, 2021. There will be a virtual opening reception for the artist on Saturday, March 20th at 4:40 pm.


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440 Gallery

440 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

718.4.99..3844

Open Wed-Fri 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sat-Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm


Brea Souders, Lia Purpura: End of the Road: Photographs by Brea Souders, Selected Poems by Lia Purpura

April 1 - April 30

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD +

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Brea Souders, Lia Purpura: End of the Road: Photographs by Brea Souders, Selected Poems by Lia Purpura

April 1 - April 30

Brea Souders began the series End of the Road in March 2020 after relocating from Brooklyn to upstate New York. The black-and-white photographs capture candid glimpses of visitors walking to the cul-de-sac at the end of a gravel road near the artist’s rural house. The series conveys a sense of time’s passing and expresses the longing for human connection that has defined our shared isolation. The online presentation at UMBC features a selection of images from End of the Road alongside writing by UMBC writer-in-residence Lia Purpura. Building upon the intrinsically narrative quality of the series and echoing its open-endedness, the pairing of word and image invites additional connections and reflections. This virtual exhibition can be viewed on the AOK Library Gallery website.


Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

410.455.2270

Open Mon-Fri 10-4:30, Thur 12-8, Sat-Sun 12-5


Johanna Jackie Baier, Zackary Drucker, Texas Isaiah, Del LaGrace Volcano: Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture

March 15 - May 28

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Johanna Jackie Baier, Zackary Drucker, Texas Isaiah, Del LaGrace Volcano: Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture

March 15 - May 28

Timed to coincide with the International Day of Transgender Visibility on March 31, Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture highlights photographic work from four trans and non-binary artists whose portrait photography exudes tender intimacy and calls for a radical shift in visibility politics.

The presented images turn away from thinking of visibility in terms of commercial representation made for others. The photographs portray muses, friends, icons, and self on aesthetic terms that say this one is “for us.” Consider the different resonances of the portrayed having their eyes closed or averted. Feel the atmosphere of a bedroom, a dressing room, a private moment in a park. This group show is in honor of the Alice Austen legacy of creating meaningful photographs with friends that both create opportunities to bond and leave a trace of one’s love for each other behind.

Showing work from Johanna Jackie Baier (Germany), Zackary Drucker (US), Texas Isaiah (US), and Del LaGrace Volcano (US/Sweden), Radical Tenderness aims to inspire visitors to consider the role of the photographic camera in practices of survival and care.

This exhibition is curated in partnership with Dr. Eliza Steinbock of Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr. Steinbock’s work in cultural analysis investigates visual culture mediums like film, digital media, and photography, with a special focus on dimensions of race, gender and sexuality.


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



PHOTO | BRUT: Collection Bruno Decharme & Compagnie

January 24 - June 6

2 Lincoln Square New York, NY +

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PHOTO | BRUT: Collection Bruno Decharme & Compagnie

January 24 - June 6

The exhibition PHOTO | BRUT is a continuation of the American Folk Art Museum’s commitment to champion the works of self-taught artists—this time with a focus on the ever-changing field of photography, the frontiers and accessibility of which expanded proportionally with the invention of portable and affordable cameras.


American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square New York, NY 10023

212.265.1040

Open Tues-Sat 12-7:30, Sun 12-6


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.


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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



Jamel Shabazz: Jamel Shabazz at Rockefeller Center

March 27 - April 30

548 West 28th Street, 4th Floor +

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Jamel Shabazz: Jamel Shabazz at Rockefeller Center

March 27 - April 30

Aperture and Rockefeller Center present an outdoor exhibition of New York City street and subway photographs by Jamel Shabazz, who has methodically created street portraits throughout the city for forty years. Fourteen of Shabazz’s portraits will be displayed in the heart of the city, installed on seven-foot-tall lightboxes across Rockefeller Center’s public plazas.

Jamel Shabazz was born and raised in Brooklyn. At the age of fifteen, he picked up his first camera and started to document his peers. Inspired by photographers Leonard Freed, James Van Der Zee, and Gordon Parks, he marveled at their documentation of the African American community. In 1980, as a concerned photographer with a clear vision, Shabazz embarked on a mission to extensively document various aspects of life in New York City, from youth culture to a wide range of social conditions. Due to their spontaneity and uniqueness, the city’s streets and subway system became backdrops for many of his photographs.

Jamel Shabazz has exhibited at the Studio Museum, Harlem; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Brooklyn Museum; and Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has produced several books of his work. In 2018, Shabazz was awarded a Gordon Parks Foundation Award for his documentary photography.

 

Visit https://aperture.org/exhibitions/jamel-shabbazz-at-rockefeller-center/ for more information.


Aperture Foundation

548 West 28th Street, 4th Floor

212.505.5555

info@aperture.org

Summer Hours: Mon-Thur, Sat 10-6, Fri 10-5



Najee Dorsey: Southern Crossroads

March 25 - May 6

4600 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA +

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Najee Dorsey: Southern Crossroads

March 25 - May 6

Arnika Dawkins Gallery is pleased to present Najee Dorsey | Southern Crossroads, a series of stunning digital photographic montages that explore his connection to his southern roots. Southern Crossroads features work created by the artist and is his creative exploration of his southern-ness and southern heritage. Many characters in Dorsey’s vibrant, striking, and evocative imagery are of well-known individuals and family, as well as those that are beautiful stand-ins for humanity.

Najee Dorsey developed his craft and has become well known for his mixed media collage and digital media collage images of little-known and unsung historical figures, as well as nostalgic scenes from African American life in the southern United States. Dorsey chronicles moments in Black life throughout history. He maintains that “stories untold are stories forgotten.” He is interested in narratives of “Black life in history and present-day that must be retold and remembered.”

“I’m creating a body of work on how I want us to be seen and also how I want us to see ourselves.” – Najee Dorsey

www.adawkinsgallery.com

Artist talk- Clubhouse April 29th, 2021 | 6:30 PM


Arnika Dawkins Gallery

4600 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30331

404.333.0312

info@adawkinsgallery.com

Open Wed-Fri 10-4



Thomas Kellner: Half-timbered houses of the Siegen industrial area today

February 14 - June 19

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Thomas Kellner: Half-timbered houses of the Siegen industrial area today

February 14 - June 19

Thomas Kellner – Half-timbered houses of the Siegen industrialised area today
February 14 – May 1, 2021
Art Galerie, Siegen, Germany
Opening reception Sunday February 14, 11 AM on Zoom
Introduction by Dr. Andrea Gnam

Art Galerie Siegen
Fürst-Johann-Moritz-Strasse 1
DE 57072 SIegen, Germany
open after lockdown

+49 271 339603
info@artgalerie-siegen.de


Art Galerie


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.


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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

312.443.3600

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