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How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

Jordan Casteel, “Ourlando” (2018), oil on canvas, 90 × 78 1/8 × 1 1/2 inches, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, photo: Edward C. Robison III

When it comes to the word “diversity,” what are we really referring to?

Source: How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

The Gnarly, Sassy Minimalism of Tom Doyle

“The Return of Tom Doyle,” Zürcher Gallery, New York, installation view: “Dowth” (2010), cherry, sassafras, 34 x 43 inches, and “Butternut Crossing” (1991), cherry, 38 x 38 x 17 inches (image courtesy of Zürcher Gallery, NY)

Doyle’s sculpture offers an opportunity to contemplate the beauty of pure form, but without a hint of nostalgia.

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Shared Space: A New Era | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection – University of Saint Joseph – 9.13 through 12.15.2019

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Artists: Hans Aarsman, Olivo Barbieri, Wout Berger, Edward Burtynsky, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Ken Fandell, Günther Förg. Ben Gest, Andreas Gursky, Barbara Klemm, Bertien van Manen, Shirin Neshat, Thomas Ruff, Tokihiro Satō, Raghubir Singh, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Sze Tsung, Nicolás Leong, and Massimo Vitali.

Shared Space: A New Era | International Photographers

A Trailblazing Lesbian Artist Gets Her Due 

Harmony Hammond, “Kong” (1981), cloth, wood, foam rubber, acrylic, gesso, glitter, Dorland’s Wax Medium, charcoal powder, 41 x 74 x 26 inches, Everson Museum of Art, gift of Judith Daner

Made of foam rubber, gesso, glitter, wax and charcoal powder, these wrapped wooden armatures, which have a fantastical quality to them, were conjured up by a line in Monique Wittig’s 1973 novel Le Corps Lesbien (The Lesbian Body), in which she writes, “Cloth covered with latex suggests muscle and tissue.” These “wrapped sculptures” convey a muscular grace, as if Minimalism itself got a camp makeover par elegance.

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Spotlighting Lesbian Artists as Central Players in California’s Queer History

The Lesbian Tide, May 1972 (image courtesy ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries)

Lesbian contributions to gay life and liberation have long been overshadowed, including in the art world.

Source: Spotlighting Lesbian Artists as Central Players in California’s Queer History

Minor Master or Master of the Minor? | Hyperallergic

Joe Brainard, “Untitled (Hard Body)” (1977), mixed media on paper, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

One reason Joe Brainard made so many small works was to convey that modesty and ambition were not mutually exclusive.

Source: Minor Master or Master of the Minor?

Jorge Costa, “Hypha – Spitzenkoerper #1” (2018) – from Open Call NXNE 2019 on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center January 12 – March 2, 2019

Jorge Costa, “Hypha – Spitzenkoerper #1” (2018), acrylic and ink on Yupo paper, 76 inches x 100 inches.

from Open Call NXNE 2019, on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center January 12 – March 2, 2019. www.brattleboromuseum.org