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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 [...]

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

2011 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program exhibition

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get this posted before the exhibition ended, but here is one of Crystal Z. Campbell’s images from the show (thanks, Crystal). Check out more of her work at her website.

The studio exhibition, on view from May 14–22, 2011, presented work made by participants in the 2011 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program: [...]

Save the Date: 30 Americans at the Corcoran Gallery

This fall, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will open 30 Americans, a wide-ranging survey exhibition of works by many of the most important African-American contemporary artists of the last three decades.  By bringing seminal artistic figures together with younger and emerging artists, the exhibition explores artistic influence across generations and sheds light [...]

Black Again? What does that mean?

I’m quite familiar with Levinthal’s project and publication Blackface. This seems like a really curious choice of title for this latest exhibition. What does it mean beyond the fact that the artist is trying to breathe new life into a project that didn’t garner the accolades he thought they deserved the first time around? That [...]

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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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