“Faith Ringgold: American People” Captures and Conquers American Colonialism

At the New Museum, the first full retrospective of the artist pays tribute to her resistance and celebrates her radical joy

Revolutionary, painter, writer, educator, activist, sculptor and feminist are just some of the words that begin to describe Faith Ringgold, a visionary from Harlem, whose artwork since the 1960s laid bare the racist and patriarchal underpinnings of the United States. Unafraid to fight for the representation of Black women during the Civil Rights era (in art museums and the country at large) Ringgold not only exposed …

Chrissy Angliker’s Drip Paintings Make Peace With the Pandemic

The artist drips, dollops, spoons and smears paint for her lusciously textured exhibit at NYC's Massey Klein Gallery

In April 2008, Chrissy Angliker made a mistake that would go on to become the defining technique of her texturally luscious paintings. The accident—a glob of ink that was too thick and dripped down the canvas—sparked in Angliker an acquiescence to the unexpected. Striving to strike a balance between chaos and control, the Brooklyn-based Swiss American artist began dripping and dolloping paint onto the canvas—a …

Joakim Ojanen’s Ceramic Creatures Capture the “Essence of Being Human”

Molding movement and catharsis through clay at NYC's The Hole gallery

Joakim Ojanen‘s sculptural cast of oddball characters captures feelings of childhood, adulthood and the awkward transformation in-between. Through semi-human and semi-monster ceramics and paintings, the Swedish artist crafts an ensemble of adolescent creatures whose juxtaposing compositions evoke nuanced and often conflicting emotions. His new NYC exhibit, The Part You Throw Away, sees the artist more personally than ever before. On view now through 31 December …