Subversive and Grandiose, Kajahl's Vivid Portraits Supplant Historical Narratives
Through his meticulously rendered portraits, Santa Cruz-born artist Kajahl subverts the tradition of Blackamoor—a highly stylized European aesthetic that visualized people of color, particularly African men, in exoticized forms and subservient roles—by instead depicting Black subjects in valorized p
Artists Explore Self-Expression Through Bizarre and Whimsical Masks at Denver's Vicki Myhren Gallery
There is perhaps no symbol more representative of contemporary life than the humble face mask. A simple health device crucial to saving millions of lives around the world from a deadly COVID-19 pandemic spread by invisible airborne pathogens, and yet an object that’s been quixotically politicized at
Deliberately cut-out children in Titus Kaphar's new paintings reveal African American mothers' biggest fear
Cut-out children in Titus Kaphar's new paintings reveal African American mothers' biggest fear.
San Francisco agency fights to save democracy and the US postal service with giant mural covered in stamps
Designers at San Francisco's John McNeil Studio have created an enormous interactive mural to save democracy and the US postal service (USPS) ahead of what is considered one of the most important US elections...
Little Amal: An Enormous Puppet Is Traveling 8,000km to Shine Light on the Refugee Crisis
To draw attention to the ongoing refugee crisis, an oversized puppet will traverse 8,000 kilometers on a route starting at the Turkey-Syria border. From April to July 2021, "Little Amal" will travel across Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and France on a search "to find her mother. To g
What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 32 Brutally Honest Illustrations By John Holcroft
Artist John Holcroft tackles societies issues head-on and illustrates them in his satirical and honest art.
Thousands of Plastic Bottles Are Suspended in Green Tendrils in Artist Jean Shin's Latest Installation
In her installation "Floating MAiZE," artist Jean Shin employs more than 7,000 plastic bottles to create a stunning suspension above an atrium at Brookfield Place. The window-lined space allows light to refract through the translucent tendrils, which are hung in a staggered, circular shape. Layered
Artist Creates Portraits of Black People Killed by Police, a Minute of Color for Every Year of Life [Interview]
“Each time I start coloring a new piece there’s a sense of panic. I want so badly to color in as much as I can... to finish this eye, to get to the lips.”
Abolition is the Floor, Not the Ceiling - It's Going Down
Long running abolitionist and queer liberation group Gay Shame offers up this analysis on the abolitionist struggle. It is important to remember that institutional violence flows not merely from the bullets of the police but in fact moves through all elements of the social fabric. The formal, municipal police forces are just the tip of... Read Full Article