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Tschabalala Self
Frieze Alexandra M. Thomas Press October 22, 2021

At Performa 2021, Tschabalala Self will bring to life characters from her paintings in a performance entitled Sounding Board. Understanding this commission as an invitation to experiment with the medium of performance, Self has written and designed an intimate work of theatre.

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Full-length portrait of Amy Feldman in her studio
Amy Feldman Osman Can Yerebakan Press October 18, 2021

Amy Feldman’s paintings have been gray for over a decade, a commitment which would be bold were it not so seemingly innate. In the Brooklyn-based artist’s alluringly abstract works, shapes float amidst gray-washed cosmoses layered with coats of gesso, paint, and more paint.

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Painting by Steven Shearer, The Collector's Visit 2019 Oil on canvas; artist frame 56 x 49 cm / 22 x 19 3/8 in
Steven Shearer
Artforum Mitchell Anderson Press September 21, 2021

Much recent figurative painting has sought, admirably but with some obviousness, to invert and destroy the genre’s entrenched hierarchies. More subtle is Steven Shearer’s examination of portraiture through the lens of those who construct and consume it. 

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Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton
Who Is Queen? Museum of Modern Art, New York Institutional Exhibition September 18, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Who Is Queen? transforms MoMA’s Marron Family Atrium into a dynamic arena exploring Blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Adam Pendleton has created a spatial collage of text, image, and sound—a total work of art for the 21st century.

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Photograph of Adam Pendleton crouching in front of one of his silkscreen artworks
Adam Pendleton
The New York Times Siddhartha Mitter Press September 10, 2021

Adam Pendleton is rethinking the museum. Who Is Queen? at MoMA is the artist’s most personal and ambitious show yet, exploring how we might live beyond labels in American society. “I want to overwhelm the museum,” he said.

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Installation view of two Growth Rings sculptures by Oscar Tuazon in a park
Oscar Tuazon
Though it’s dark, still I sing Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo Biennial September 4 – December 5, 2021

For Oscar Tuazon, the artistic practice is a principle of life. His works are de facto inseparable from what can be called a life project, which includes living on the fringe of society, at the periphery of social codes, in pursuit of harmony with the environment that surrounds him.

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Installation view of Shara Hughes paintings exhibition
Shara Hughes
On Edge Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis Institutional Exhibition September 3, 2021 – February 13, 2022

Shara Hughes is often referred to as a landscape painter, but from the artist’s point of view, her paintings “are not really about landscapes” at all. Hughes' first major solo museum show in the US, On Edge includes more than 30 paintings, drawings, and prints.

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Installation view of three paintings by Michael Williams
Michael Williams
Make Plans. God Applauds Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen Institutional Exhibition August 28 – November 7, 2021

In 2020 and 2021, Michael Williams created six large-scale paintings for the Lokremise in St. Gallen, which will be presented there for the first time. During the lockdown, there were no openings and no trips; instead, it was time to retreat to the studio.

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