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6×6 – An Art Version of a Music Festival

What is 6×6?
Beginning on September 8, 2011, our roaming gallery Baang and Burne Contemporary will present 6×6, (six by six) a series of six, back to back, one week only art exhibitions in New York City. 6×6 was created by artists, for artists.
Essentially 6×6, is [...]

Gutbox Collective exhibition: It Won’t Fit

It Won’t Fit
June 3 – June 25, 2011
Fullerton, California – June 3 thru June 25. Hibbleton Gallery will open an exhibition that introduces the New York based Gutbox Collective to the West Coast. This group’s mission is to create running narrative threads through collective participation. The members of Gutbox weave disjointed stories that don’t suffer [...]

Willie Middlebrook installation, Los Angeles

(I am currently en route to Los Angeles for the summer—I’m making some site updates from the road, currently in Irving, Texas. I’m excited to see Willie’s work installed when I get “home.”)
About 4 years ago Willie Middlebrook was one of a group of artists selected to create works of art for the Expo Line.  [...]

SHEILA PREE BRIGHT: Girls Grillz and Dolls

country club contemporary art gallery

SHEILA PREE BRIGHT: Girls Grillz and Dolls

JUNE 10 – JULY 22, 2011
Opening Reception: June 10, 5-7pm

Congrats, Bridget!

(This was sent out in the Black Art in America newsletter (and the picture appears a little stretched), but the amazing Dr. Cooks also recently received tenure at the University of California, Irvine. Congrats, Bridget!)

Bridget R. Cooks, Assistant Professor of Art History and African American Studies at the University of California Irvine, has worked at [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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    • Taking a Break November 11, 2011
      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? November 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

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