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Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtaposition of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye.
February 18, 2021 - March 27, 2021
Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtapositions of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye. Entire necklaces are made from tiny pinch pot-style vessels as beads, large mask-like works reference art from Western Africa—like the Kongo peoples’ nkisi nkondi and Benin sculpture—and imagery like a raised fist looks to modern-day power symbolism. These qualities continue as the artist looks at manifestations of power through a lens that acknowledges stereotypes as an opportunity for discovery. Open through March 27, the show takes works from several of the artist’s series, (including “Protest Shields,” “Power Figures,” “Necklaces,” and “Boilermaker.”), inviting the viewer to follow Bey’s artistic journey through pieces like the face haloed by a protrusion of fists titled Protest Shield: Zulu Nots and the compelling Nazarite, which has nails protruding from much of its surface.
Paul Cocksedge's "Performance" is on view at Friedman Benda in New York through April 17.
On view at Pace Gallery through April 24 is the premiere New York solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist Marina Perez Simão.
El Museo del Barrio's first national survey of Latinx art, "ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21," is on view now through September 26, 2021.
Guadalupe Maravilla’s “Seven Ancestral Stomachs” is on view at P·P·O·W in New York through March 27.
In exhibition of the late Niki de Saint Phalle, “Joy Revolution,” Salon 94 is presenting a compilation of pieces from private collections and historical works from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, including works on paper, mosaic furniture, archival film, and more.
Derrick Adams’s “Style Variations” at Salon 94 features 10 large-scale portraits celebrating self-actualization and Black joy by examining themes of fashion and costuming.
Takuro Kuwata’s exhibition “Zungurimukkuri,” which translates to “Roly Poly,” fills the ground floor of Salon 94.
"A Romance of Paradise" is Allison Janae Hamilton's inaugural exhibition with Marianne Boesky Gallery. On view is a series of new videos, photographs, and sculptures that continue the artist's investigation of environmental justice, tradition, and storytelling.