In his latest series of paintings, David Brown explores the limits of the encaustic medium while balancing non-representational image and abstract space.
Black and Blue
The exhibition’s title is a common referent to a contusion that exists below the surface of the skin – one that can be visible, but often does not accurately relay the depth of injury that had taken place. Likewise, the metaphoric use of these two colors is deeply embedded in our language as a signifier for the residue of a masked trauma – both physical and emotional
Hard to Place traces the journey of an orphan boy of Nigerian and Irish descent growing up in 1960s/70s London. Combining confidential government documentation, archival photographs, personal possessions and documentary images, this series reveals the social and moral forces that denied Joseph his birthright to a family while imagining an alternate (albeit uncertain) narrative.
Prager’s thickly layered, oil portraits show you voyeurism in a never before seen light.
Vividly documenting the flawed beauty of everyday life, the five young photographers in Close to Home represent a powerful new vision of portrait photography in Africa.
Representing nine artists from the New York City area, “Women in Illustration” showcases work by women who, in the words of the curators, “are all acknowledged forces in a world once thought to be male dominated.”
Smart, one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists – is recognized for her large cut-out assemblage installations and increasingly her use of performance and video.
From 1979 to 2012, Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) collaborated on a body of work that offers a deceptively casual meditation on how we perceive everyday life. Through a witty “misuse” of cultural genres—from low-budget Hollywood movies and picture-postcard views to the art historical notion of the readymade—they transformed the ordinary into something decisively not.
Drawn entirely from the National Academy’s permanent collection, Contemporary Highlights from the Collection serves as a continuation of An American Collection, and features pieces gifted by artists from the mid-1960s through the mid-2000s, including works by Louise Bourgeois, Robert Motherwell and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.