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Sable Elyse Smith is a New York based artist who focuses on sculpture and painting in her complex and psychological art-making practice. I spoke to the artist about her experience as a child and adult visiting her incarcerated father and how those visits has found a way into the work she makes. A new body of coloring book paintings and sculptures is on view at Regen Projects, September 2023.
Artist Diana Al-Hadid has had a long history with sculpture making that responds to her personal, cultural and political histories. A new body of work, made in her Brooklyn studio will be on view in an upcoming exhibition at Kasmin Gallery and I spoke with her about it for Artnet News. Al-Hadid is extremely prolific and divides her time between Brooklyn and Upstate New York, making work consistently.
German Artist Julian Rosefeldt’s New Film Weaves 2,000 Years’ Worth of Cultural History Into a Commentary on Capitalist Greed. Currently on view at Park Avenue Armory, the work is a 24-channel installation that also features the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
For his first solo gallery exhibition in Mexico City, Julio Le Parc chose to show a broad selection of artwork including paintings from various eras, preliminary sketches, and some monumental sculptures. Galería RGR is a fantastic, raw space in the heart of Mexico City and brought a fabulous body of work, paying homage to the France-based artist who is in his 90s;
Robert Nava On Not Worrying What People Think About Your Work. Katy Diamond Hamer sat down with Robert Nave (newly signed with Pace Gallery) to discuss his in-demand artwork, his inspirations, and residency at The Watermill Center.
Katy Diamond Hamer on the brand new status of the Elaine De Kooning House as a National Historic Landmark. Hamer was fortunate to spend a weekend at the home, feel the presence of Elaine and all of the artists who followed in their residency, including the studios of Laurie Anderson and Frank Benson the 2022 residents.
Katy Diamond Hamer highlights The Watermill Residency and exhibitions that were leading up to the Summer Benefit for 2022. Highlights include, Robert Nava and Christopher Knowles.
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.