Radical Love at NYC’s Ford Gallery

We speak with curators Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker about their second exhibition in the series

The Ford Foundation‘s Radical Love exhibition, housed in their new NYC gallery space, brings together a cohesive message that represents several facets of what both love and being together mean. This group show of 23 artists aims to meld together and create a cohesively inclusive message that showcases the multiplicities that love embodies. In this honest representation, narratives of violence, trauma, and loss communicate the strong …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A graphic novel about LSD, landing on the moon with an AR app, sea versus space and more from around the web

The Elusive Smile in Art History It’s a common misconception that the reason subjects in portraits of yesteryear didn’t smile is because of unappealing looking teeth. In fact, the reason is quite logical: smiling for hours on end is awkward and straining for models. In an essay on the topic, writer Nicholas Jeeves says, “A smile is like a blush. It is a response, not …

Ryan Hewett’s “New Paintings” at Unit London

11 works of brooding portraiture and figurative anatomy

A geometric extension of the eerie, abstract portraiture that South African painter Ryan Hewett presented at Unit London back in 2016, New Paintings sees 11 provocative pieces take the spotlight. Hewett’s fourth exhibition with the gallery broadens the artist’s subject matter to include complex, figurative anatomy. Together, layers of tone and form birth colorful characters that truly captivate. Hewett’s latest happens to also mark the occasion of Unit London’s one year …