Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo
The following are samples of the approximately 50 drawings currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Fort Greene. Tom Feelings (1933-2003) was born and raised in Bed Stuy. While the work has been shown in twenty cities across the United States, this is its first exhibition in Brooklyn.
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Peter Halley: Paintings and Drawings, 1980–81By David Whelan
JUNE 2023 | ArtSeen
The 1980s were formative years for Peter Halley, a New York artist best known for geometric paintings evoking prisons and cells, painted in florescent colors with industrial techniques. His dual shows currently on view at Karma and Craig Starr offer a privileged view into the artist's earlier experimental work.
Franz Kafka: The DrawingsBy Andrew Ervin
MARCH 2023 | Books
To me, thinking and not-thinking are often the same thing, and thats clearest when I have an eraser in hand. The recent landmark publication of Franz Kafkas illustrations in The Drawings, edited by Andrea Kilcher, a professor of literature and cultural studies in Zurich, has led me to think more about the ways in which these two states of beingif they are differentbenefit from each other.
Susanna Hellers Beyond Pain, The Last DrawingsBy Mira Schor
JUNE 2023 | Art Books
When an artist dies before they have fully achieved the critical place their work calls for, a necessary task begins, of sharing their work and creating critical and historical context. Susanna Heller: Beyond Pain, The Last Drawings, compiled, edited, and published by two of Hellers oldest and dearest friends, artist Marlene Dumas and art historian Suzanne Styhler, is the first step in that task of celebrating and contextualizing an important body of work.
Motherwell’s Early Drawings and Pragmatist PerceptionBy Gregory Gilbert
FEB 2023 | Critics Page
Motherwells extensive oeuvre is divided into a variety of separate media that includes painting, drawing, collage and printmaking. While he experimented with mixed media approaches throughout his career, he tended to ascribe specific aesthetic and technical values to each of these areas of practice, as Katy Rogers noted in the catalogue raisonné of his drawings.