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A little over four decades ago, Georgia-born painter Benny Andrews (1930-2006) completed his six-part masterwork, The Bicentennial Series. It was 1975 and cultural institutions across the country were busy organizing special exhibitions and programs to mark the 200th anniversary of America’s independence. The 1976 bicentennial celebration was shaping up to be a sentimental commemoration of…

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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 an immersive visual landscape of politics, philosophy, and history. Throughout the exhibition, Pendleton retains a collagist’s…

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