Latest on Dark Art: Torkwase Dyson and Dominic Chambers Join New Galleries, Alma Thomas Home for Sale in Washington, DC and More
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Artist Torkwase Dyson in his New York studio. | Photo by Weston Wells
Torkwase Dyson joins Gray, the Chicago-based gallery. Dyson’s practice covers painting, drawing, installation, and sculpture. His abstract works explore how blacks and browns navigate and negotiate space and systems. It “distills and examines the cross currents of ecology, architecture and infrastructure to consider new modes of environmental and spatial liberation”. Gray is showcasing Dyson’s work at Art Basel Miami Beach next month and will present his first solo exhibition with the gallery at Gray Warehouse in Chicago in the fall of 2023. The site-specific project will develop from his research into history. of Chicago’s waterways. Gray co-represents the artist with Pace. Dyson works in Beacon, NY
Lehmann Maupin announced his performance of Dominique Chambers. The artist’s figurative paintings “simultaneously engage historical models, such as color field painting and gestural abstraction, and contemporary concerns about race, identity, and the need for recreation and reflection.” Lehmann Maupin is based in New York and operates spaces in London, Hong Kong and Seoul and is also present in mainland China. In May, the gallery presented Chambers’ work for the first time at Frieze New York and will also present the artist at Art Basel Miami Beach next month. His first solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin will be presented in February 2022 in New York. Chambers is based in New Haven, Connecticut, and is also represented by Roberts Projects in Los Angeles and Luce Gallery in Turin, Italy.
Artist Dominic Chambers at his studio in New Haven, Connecticut. | Photo by Daniel Kukla
Artists Lisa Corinne Davis and Carrie Moyer were appointed co-directors of the MFA Studio Art program at Hunter College in New York. Davis received an MFA from Hunter and has been a faculty member at his alma mater since 2002. Moyer has been a faculty member since 2011.
Prizes and distinctions
Aperture has announced the winners of its 2021 PhotoBook Awards, including Sasha Phyars-Burgess who received the First PhotoBook Award, for his book Untitled from Capricious Publishing in New York. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Trinidadian parents, Phyars-Burgess is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her work explores “its heritage and complicated history through photography. Her images are in turn soft and meditative, expressive and energetically vibrant. The shortlisted and winning titles are featured in The PhotoBook Review published in the Winter 2021 issue of Aperture magazine, and are currently on display at Paris Photo. In January, the books will be presented at Printed Matter in New York.
London-based magazine Apollo announced the winners of its 2021 awards in several categories including Personality, Exhibition, Acquisition and Book of the Year. Kehinde Wiley was named Artist of the Year.
Following the in-person event earlier this month (November 4-7), the Art x Lagos art fair continues online through November 21.
NADA Miami and TD Bank announced Ebony L. Haynes is hosting Curated Spotlight, a new section at the New Art Dealers Alliance art fair in Miami, Florida (December 1-4). Eight galleries present a personal exhibition. Exhibition curator and gallery owner, Haynes is director at David Zwirner where she recently opened a new space. Its inaugural exhibition at 55 Walker features artist Kandis Williams.
In Washington, DC, artist Alma Thomas has lived at 1530 15th Street NW for over 70 years. | Photo via TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
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The house where the artist Alma thomas (1891-1978) lived over 70 years is again on the market. The Washington, DC home was for sale last year and sold for $ 2 million. Built in 1875, the red-brick Italian-style residence in Logan Circle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful” is currently on view near the Phillips Collection. The house was at the center of his artistic practice. Thomas has set up his studio in the kitchen and leaves floating on the trees in front of his windows and the colorful patterns of the flower beds in his courtyard have regularly inspired his abstract paintings. The property is now listed for $ 2.3 million with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 summer session at Skowhegan in Maine. The nine-week residency program for emerging artists begins June 11. Find out what changes are planned due to COVID-19. Application fees increase as the final deadline approaches. Applications are open from Nov 15, 2021 to Jan 10, 2022. | More information
The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco accepts proposals for the Emerging Artists Program (EAP) 2022-2023. Emerging and mid-career local visual and collective artists are invited to submit proposals for a solo exhibition that reflects “the cultural and artistic richness of the African diaspora”. Four artists / collectives will be selected to have the opportunity to present an exhibition at the museum. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021. | More information
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