'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...
The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...
On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...
Karon Davis (b. 1977, Reno, US) lives and works in Ojai, California.
Forthcoming shows include Frieze Projects, Los Angeles (solo); PEOPLE, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, US; and Common Bond: Artists and Architects on Community Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, US. Davis's work has been included in Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, US (2018); Starless Midnight, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK; NEW SUNS, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL; Ours is a City of Writers, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, US (2017). Davis is a recipient of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2017 Biennial Grant. Her work is in the collection of The Brooklyn Museum.
Sanou Oumar (b. 1986, Bobo Dioulasso, BF) lives and works in New York City.
Recent exhibitions include Sanou Oumar/Matt Paweski, Gordon Robichaux, New York, US (two-person exhibition); A Concentration of Power, Joost van den Bergh, London, UK; A Page From My Intimate Journal (Part I), Gordon Robichaux, New York, US (2018); Art and Resistance, curated by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Mor Mor Studio, New York, US; Clifford Chance US LLP, New York, US (2017).
Tabboo! (Stephen Tashjian, b. 1959, Leicester, US) lives and works in New York City.
Tabboo! has exhibited his work extensively including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, US; New Museum, New York, US; New York University's Grey Art Gallery, New York, US; White Columns, New York, US; Artists Space, New York, US; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnatti, US; NADA, Miami, US; ICA Boston, Boston, US; White Cube, London, US; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, SP. Tabboo!'s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, US.
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