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Latest News in Black Art: Victoria Ryan Sculptures Honor UK’s Windrush Generation, Addis Fine Art Opening in London, David Adjaye Designing Basquiat Exhibition & More

VERONICA RYAN OBE, “Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae), and Soursop (Annonaceae),” 2021. | Courtesy the artist, Photo by Andy Keate   Public Art Huge Caribbean fruits and vegetables by British sculptor Victoria Ryan now grace Narrow Way Square in Hackney in East London. The marble and bronze works are the first permanent public sculptures in the UK to recognize the Windrush Generation. British sculptor ...

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Ron Nagle’s New Ceramic Sculptures – ARTnews.com

Although Ron Nagle has been among the best-known ceramic artists of the past six decades, the subject of clay technique seems to make him a bit cranky. “I don’t mind talking about the creative process,” he says, “but not when it’s limited to how did you achieve this or that effect, or let’s have a raku party. I mean, that’s all bullshit to me.” ...

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Shane Cotton’s Sculptures, Paintings Riff on Māori Symbols of Respect – ARTnews.com

Throughout Shane Cotton’s decades-long career, the painter has continually used symbols of migration and containment, as well as motifs specific to Māori people, who are indigenous to his country, New Zealand—or rather, Aotearoa. His solo exhibition “Te Puāwai,” meaning “the blossoming,” has opened at The Dowse, an art gallery located a short drive from Upper Hutt, where he grew up. Many of the nearly ...

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Simone Leigh’s Clinics and Sculptures – ARTnews.com

“Mystery,” “riddle,” and “secret” are words found in much of the writing about Simone Leigh. Not only do they aptly characterize her majestic, figurative sculptures with eyeless faces, they especially suit Free People’s Medical Clinic (2014) and its progeny, The Waiting Room (2016). Both presented in New York, these were experience-based social practice works, in which various healing justice practitioners—nurses, herbalists, yoga instructors, and ...

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Art Hounds celebrate nature-inspired sculptures and bold abstracts

Nature photographer Nicole Zempel has gone back several times already to the “8 Chapters” exhibition at the Berge Gallery in her hometown of Granite Falls, Minn. The show is a collaborative exhibition between artist-blacksmith Talon Cavender-Wilson of the Upper Sioux Community and Granite Falls City Artist in Residence Dani Prados.Through sculptural pieces forged by Cavender-Wilson and found items like bone and seed from Prados, ...

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‘They Are Given a New Life’: Watch Ghanaian Artist El Anatsui Weave Bottle Caps Into His Monumental, Innovative Sculptures

Ghanaian artist El Anatsui creates monumental assemblage sculptures woven from colorful, shiny objects, creating tactile curtains that seem to breathe on their own. The works sell routinely for more than one million dollars each at auction, but their beginnings are humble. The works may be made from pieces of wood, metal, ceramic, and—most often—bottle caps, but they are not rigid at all. In fact, ...

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Ancient sculptures reveal their true colors

The Greek and Roman Galleries at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art are a wonder of white marble, an astonishing acre of it – world-famous, flooded with light, statues clean and gleaming. So, what's wrong with this picture? "They would have all been painted," said Marco Leona, the Met's chief scientist.Painted, not white? "So, this experience of light and whiteness isn't what the ...

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Cleveland Renames MLB Team “Guardians” After Art Deco Sculptures, and Other News – SURFACE

DESIGN DISPATCH Our daily look at the world through the lens of design. BY THE EDITORS July 26, 2021 The Design Dispatch offers expertly written and essential news from the design world crafted by our dedicated team. Think of it as your cheat sheet for the day in design delivered to your inbox before you’ve had your coffee. Subscribe now.  Have a news story our ...

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