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Katy Diamond Hamer on the legacy of world champion cyclist Marshall "Major" Taylor who was born in Indiana and was the first Black cyclist to win first place medals in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Hamer visited an exhibition at the Indiana State Museum about famed cyclist.
Katy Diamond Hamer sat down with artist Josh Smith at his Bushwick studio to discuss, painting, his recent exhibition at Xavier Hufkens Gallery and their mutual love of cycling.
On the occasion of Gillian Laub's incredible solo exhibition at the International Center of Photography, Katy Diamond Hamer sat with the artist for BOMB Magazine.
Katy Diamond Hamer on the abstract art of artist Vivian Springford, whose exhibition was at the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center, Phillips Museum, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The artist's estate is represented by Almine Rech Gallery. The article can be found on pages 48-51.
Katy Diamond Hamer spoke to Wolfgang Tillmans for The Creative Independent on the occasion of his exhibition, Concrete Column, at Regen Projects in LA. The exhibition also coincided with the release of Tillmans first ever music album, Moon In Earthlight.
Alice Hope, Toni Ross and Bastienne Schmidt initially crossed paths years ago and have since not only deepened their friendship, but also formed the collective No W Here in 2020, responding to a larger sense of collective isolation by safely coming together with the intention of making work meant to be shown in a group dynamic. While also working independently, they are communicating with a historical dialogue that extends through decades of artists coming together to make engaging work, reflective of their time.
Artist Katherine Bernhardt—whose gestural, colorful and playful pieces feature a cast of nostalgic characters and iconography painted in a deliciously digestible way with drippy paint and broad strokes—teamed up with the Sloomoo Institute to make slime that ultimately benefits mental health organizations.
2020 was an unual year for everyone. We all had to change our lifestyles, our interactions, our relationships due to the COVID-19 virus. During this time, I was the happiest I'd been in many years, and also the saddest I'd been. The dichotomy of emotions was overwhelming to say the least. Through it all, I visited as much art as possible and this article speaks to that.
My interview with Performa's Job Piston on his curated, online initiative titled "Time Share" featuring a series of performances ranging from various years, all documenting time.
NYU Students had to leave the school property in favor of Zoom classes, and as a co-teacher in Lyle Ashton Harris's class, I can share insight as to what the experience has entailed.