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In Conversation

Derrick Adams with Amanda Gluibizzi

Derrick Adams’s new show at The FLAG Art Foundation, I Can Show You Better than I Can Tell You, is a tribute to the artist’s commitment to color, pattern, and the conditions that make up everyday moments of Black life in America: an expressive melding of form and content.

In Conversation

Leidy Churchman with Louis Block

In the lead up to Churchman’s first show of monotypes at Matthew Marks, I visited their studio in Tribeca. Surrounded by paintings in progress, notably a giant diagram of a black hole, we sat down for an interview.

In Conversation

Ishmael Reed with Bob Holman

Though it may be difficult to edge in a question during Ish’s mammoth intellect spew, his non-stop provocateurship, one thing’s for sure—what we’re living through now he wrote about back in the sixties, which means that what he’s theorizing about now we can look forward to actually happening in another fifty years.

In Conversation

Tammy Nguyen with Megan N. Liberty

Nguyen transforms her research into glittering lacquered paper paintings, collages, and artists’ books.

The Irving Sandler Essay

Portrait of a Room

For almost sixty years Jordan Belson lived in the same charming corner of San Francisco, the bohemian enclave known as North Beach, named after the region of Italy from where the locals emigrated—the Gulf of Trieste. Rents were cheap and neighbors tolerant.


The Brooklyn Rail

MARCH 2023

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