Jamal Cyrus, Corner Store #1, 2014. Acrylic paint on masonite. 47 x 29 3/4 inches. Courtesy the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston.
Above: Artist Dona Nelson’s artwork as seen in the 2014 Whitney Biennial!
String Beings, 2013. Painted string and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 79 in. Okie Dokie, 2008. Dyed cheesecloth and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 78 in.
Nelson was a featured artist in the exhibition Outside the Lines, curated by Dean Daderko.
Houston rapper Fat Tony is lecturing and performing at CAMH on March 27 in conjunction with the Museum’s music-based lecture series, 20HERTZ. At his event titled, Smart Ass: An Evening with Fat Tony, the Houston rapper will speak about the musical influences that have inspired him throughout his upbringing and continue to influence his work today. Following his lecture Fat Tony will perform in the Museum gallery space.
Eileen Quinlan, The Rose is finished (for Kate) (detail), 2010. Chromogenic print mounted on Plexiglass. Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.
There are only three days left to get yourself over to the @studiomuseum and see Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, curated by CAMH Senior Curator Valerie Cassel-Oliver!
Radical Presence is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black visual artists and features works by artists including: Derrick Adams, Terry Adkins, Papo Colo, Jamal Cyrus, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Theaster Gates, Zachary Fabri, Sherman Fleming, Coco Fusco, Girl [Chitra Ganesh + Simone Leigh], David Hammons, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lyle Ashton Harris, Maren Hassinger, Wayne Hodge, Satch Hoyt, Ulysses S. Jenkins, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kalup Linzy, Dave McKenzie, Jayson Musson aka Hennessy Youngman, Senga Nengudi, Tameka Norris, Lorraine O’Grady, Clifford Owens, Benjamin Patterson, Adam Pendleton, Adrian Piper, Pope.L, Rammellzee, Sur Rodney (Sur), Jacolby Satterwhite, Dread Scott, Xaviera Simmons, Danny Tisdale, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Be sure to catch Senga Nengudi’s performance of RSVP at The Studio Museum on March 9 at 2PM. Admission is free!
Learn more about the exhibition before you visit by clicking here.
Image: Clifford Owens. Anthology (Nsenga Knight) (detail). 2011. Performance still.
Melanie Smith’s exhibition at CAMH opens March 21 at 6:30PM. The exhibition focuses on three video-based installations Xilitla: Dismantled 1; Bulto: Fragments; and Elevator (pictured above).
Learn more about the exhibition here.
Mark Flood, MAINTAIN, 2011. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas. 108 x 96 inches, 274.3 x 243.8 cm. Courtesy the artist and Zach Feuer Gallery.
Melanie Smith, Elevator (still), 2012. Single-channel video: color, sound, 7:49 minutes. Courtesy the artist.
Thank you to the generous artists who are helping CAMH celebrate 65 years of bringing contemporary art to Houston and the greater artworld. Part of Christie’s First Open Sale, CAMH is offering at auction thirty lots by some of the world’s most renowned artists including Mark Flood, Theaster Gates, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Marilyn Minter, Rob Pruitt, Cindy Sherman and more. Bidding goes live tomorrow, Thursday, March 6, 2014 beginning at 10AM EST on christies.org.
Check out this video of C. Spencer Yeh AKA Burning Star Core during a performance at STEIM from 2011 and get ready for his performance this month at CAMH! Free Registration for Burning Star Core’s performance is open now via Eventbrite here. Seating is limited so register today!
Berni Searle, Snow White, 2003.