2016 - Group Exhibition, "Zeitgeist"
"Zeitgeist: Social, Political, Cultural"
Capetown, South Africa
July 13-25, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2016 - Group Exhibition, "Unapologetic Negritude"
Anacostia Arts Center
May 17 - June 19, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
4:00 - 6:30 PM
DMV ARTs is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled “Unapologetic Negritude” curated by artist Michael Hyman. The show is dedicated to creating a visual experience that is as much a homage to a black aesthetic as it is a stark critique on social matters in the world today. Hyman has selected artists from around the world to take part in this special exhibition celebrating the New Negritude movement.
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
2016 - Open Studios, "Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program"
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Spring Open Studios
20 Jay St, #720
The Artists of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program are pleased to announce the program’s annual open studio event with a reception for the artists on Friday, May 20 from 6-9pm and continuing through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 from 2-6pm each day.
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Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program - Open Studios
2016 - Group Exhibition, "The Narrative Figure"
David Richard Gallery
"The Narrative Figure"
Featuring Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Michael Dixon, Jeffrey Hargrave, Michael Hilsman, Daisy Quezada, Tshabalala Self
Sante Fe, NM
May 14 - June 25, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM
The advent of modernism in the early 20th century is often presented as a linear progression towards abstraction, with figuration giving way to more conceptual and theoretical visual imagery, as exemplified by artists such as Mondrian, Kandinsky and Pollock. A cursory look, however, demonstrates that even artists considered markers of abstraction, moved in and out between conceptual and representational imagery. Picasso, Braque, Malevich, De Kooning and Philip Guston are artists who often blurred these lines of demarcation and provided points of reference for later artists.
“The mash-up of abstract and figurative imagery has allowed for a richer, broader visual tapestry, where compositional concerns intermingle with personal narratives, sometimes direct; other times implied”, says gallery co-director David Eichholtz.
Each of the artists included in The Narrative Figure approach this composition differently. Cabeza de Baca, Hilsman and Self begin with a formalist context, leaving the narrative or ‘story’ to subtly and slowly emerge. For Dixon, Hargrave and Quezada, the methods and materials are a vehicle for presenting urgent, personal and social agendas.
David Richard Gallery
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Abstraction and realism at David Richard
Jordan Eddy, "The Narrative Figure," Art Ltd, July/August 2016, 36.
Susan Wider, "The Narrative Figure," THE Magazine, July 2016.
Santa Fe Reporter, exhibition announcement with photograph, May 25-31, 2016, 63.
2016 - Group Exhibition, "Art and Resistance"
Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture
Art and Resistance
Art and Resistance Conference
May 12-16, 2016
2016 - Interview, "Or Does It Explode Magazine Interview"
2016 - Group Exhibition, "Soul Drift"
Historijski muzej (History Museum Bosnia and Herzegovina)
"Soul Drift: Visualizations of a Cultural Phenomenon"
The 32nd International Festival “Sarajevo Winter”
February 7-21, 2016
The International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from all over the world. The first “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was held in 1985. In the course of twenty nine years of its existence, the Festival has become an inseparable part of the city life. The “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was not prevented from taking place even in the times of war, and has become a symbol of freedom of creativity and a place for familiarizing with diverse cultures and civilizations. The organizer of the “Sarajevo Winter” Festival is the International Peace Center Sarajevo. International Peace Center is a member of the International Society for the performing Arts (ISPA), the European Festival Association (EFA) and Association of Biennials of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean (BJCEM).
2015 - Residency, "The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program"
I will be working in New York for the year at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. I was awarded a studio space from September 2015 to August 2016.
20 Jay Street, #720
Brooklyn, NY 11201
"The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury."
2015 - Interview, "University of Florida student Ashlyn Diaz"
2012 - Article, "Painting Class"
2010 - Publication, "New American Paintings"
2009 - Article, "Sambo Scratches His Navel..."
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