In Rachel Kushner’s electrifying 2013 novel The Flamethrowers, about a young woman who falls in with a fictionalized crew of post-conceptualists in 1970s New York, an artist tells the unnamed protagonist, “You don’t have to immediately become an artist……

With “Inhuman,” his first solo show at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta-based artist William Downs expands upon the evocative visual language he previously developed in ink-wash works on paper, reimagining iconic figurative depictions from Western art history, such as Cézanne’s Bathers, in a muddled, dreamlike…

Despite the many majestic works he created during his short career, the art of Ronald Lockett (1965-1998) has long been overshadowed, either by the fame of his better known cousin Thornton Dial or by the specter of the AIDS-related…

This week marks one year since I first saw the work of Jamaican-born artist Cosmo Whyte in the exhibition Rites at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Curated by artist Fahamu Pecou, Rites was a small group show featuring work…

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, has announced the appointment of Lauren Haynes as curator of contemporary art. Haynes will join the Crystal Bridges curatorial team in October, after spending the past ten years in…

In “Becoming Imperceptible,” his astonishing solo museum debut on view at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans through June 16, conceptual artist Adam Pendleton works deftly across media ranging from painting and video to silkscreen and ceramics to build…

After three years of daring exhibitions, drunk critiques, and videogrammes, the Old Fourth Ward’s Low Museum has announced that it will close later this month.  Co-founded by Pastiche Lumumba, Theodore McLee, and Jordan Stubbs in 2013, the Low Museum…