Grace Playing Cards

These lovely playing cards feature elements of Kehinde Wiley’s 2012 piece “Dacia Carter II” (from his An Economy of Grace show that comprised portraits of women) on both sides. On the back, the beautifully lit portrait; on the face, the suits feature the glorious green and pink floral pattern from the painting’s backdrop. Net proceeds from sales of the cards will be donated to Black …

Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power

Including reproductions of Faith Ringgold’s artworks from 1967 to 1981, Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power traces the Black, Harlem-born painter, sculptor, quilt artist, writer, feminist, educator and activist’s remarkable career and evolution. With quotes on each artwork from Ringgold herself, as well as essays by Michele Wallace and Kirsten Weiss, the images are supported by plenty of context, providing even more information about race relations …

Painted Flowers Flourish in EJ Hill’s “Wherever we will to root” at Oxy Arts

In LA, the acclaimed durational artist exhibits still-life paintings and sculptures

On York Boulevard in LA’s Highland Park neighborhood, vibrant flower paintings hang on the gallery walls of Oxy Arts, Occidental College’s public art center rooted in community and social justice. This colorful and serene series of compositions, which comprise the solo show Wherever we will to root, may appear to be a surprising choice from EJ Hill—an artist known for arduous performance-based work that explores the …