Hurvin Anderson’s barbershop paintings

Hurvin Anderson, “Peter’s Sitters 2,” 2009, 187 cm x 147 cm. Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery. British painter Hurvin Anderson is may be mid-career, with a solo show at London’s Tate Britain under his belt, but his show at the Studio Museum Harlem is his first big show in the US. In Time Out, Howard … read more… “Hurvin Anderson’s barbershop paintings”

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Pioneering figurative painter Barkley Hendricks at the Studio Museum

T.J. Carlin reports in Time Out that Barkley Hendricks, who for the past thirty years has been a wry, beret-wearing presence in my town’s quiet art community, is long overdue for a retrospective. “I’m not sure if Barack Obama’s election had anything to do with it, but upon entering ‘Birth of the Cool,’ the Studio … read more… “Pioneering figurative painter Barkley Hendricks at the Studio Museum”

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Kehinde Wiley: Likenesses

In Time Out, Sophie Fels writes that painter Kehinde Wiley is like the hero of a children’s story. “Wiley grew up as one of six siblings raised with more love than money by a single mom who was an antiques dealer in South Central Los Angeles. His father, who works in architecture, was from Nigeria, … read more… “Kehinde Wiley: Likenesses”

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Jacob Lawrence: Painting as aesthetic object or historic narrative?

“Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series: Selections From the Phillips Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 6. “Undoing the Ongoing Bastardization of ‘The Migration of the Negro’ by Jacob Lawrence,” Triple Candie, New York, NY. Through Jan. 20. Slide show. This exhibition, originally organized by the Studio Museum in Harlem but presented … read more… “Jacob Lawrence: Painting as aesthetic object or historic narrative?”

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