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Black Is, Black Ain't

April 20 – June 08, 2008

 
 
Edgar Arceneaux
Failed Attempt at Crystallization 2002
Glass,sugar,crystals,wood,mirror,book
55 ? x 18 x 20 inches
Courtesy of Collection of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
 
Terry Adkins
Darkwater Record 2003
Tape recorders, porcelain bust, excerpts from "Socialism and the American Negro" speech by W.E.B. Du Bois
33 x 12 x 13 inches
Courtesy of the artist
 
Elizabeth Axtman
American Classics 2006
video
3 minutes 30 seconds
Courtesy of the artist
 
Jonathan Calm
Isaacs Runoff #1 2008
Pigment print
50 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Caren Golden Fine Art, NY
 
Jonathan Calm
Baruch Runoff #2 2008
Pigment print
40 x 50 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Caren Golden Fine Art, NY
 
Paul D'Amato
624 W. Division 2007
Archival inkjet print
39 x 47 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
 
Paul D'Amato
Bedroom Door 2007
Archival inkjet print
47 x 39 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
 
Paul D'Amato
Tashma 2007
Archival inkjet print
39 x 47 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
 
Deborah Grant
Capsizing the Niggerati 2006
paper, ink, acrylic on Arches W.C. paper
4 parts, 24 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches each
Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
 
Todd Gray
7-34-08.5.26.05 2005
Archival pigment print
21 x 16
Courtesy of the artist
 
Todd Gray
5-26-05.12.33.38 2005
Archival pigment print
21 x 16
Courtesy of the artist
 
Todd Gray
Horse 2003
Archival pigment print
34 x 28
Courtesy of the artist
 
Shannon Jackson
White Noises 1993
video
14 minutes
Courtesy of the artist
 
Thomas Johnson
What a Black Man Feels Like 2004
video
29 minutes
Courtesy of the artist
 
Thomas Johnson
A White Man Listens To Himself 2008
performance
April 20-May 10, 2008, Wed-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun:12-5pm, with 2 20 minute breaks daily
Courtesy of the artist
 
Jason Lazarus
Standing at the Grave of Emmitt Till, The Day of Exhumation, June 1, 2005 2005
Archival inkjet print
37 x 50 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
 
David Levinthal
Five untitled works from the Blackface series
Polaroids
24 x 20 inches each
Courtesy of the artist
 
Glenn Ligon
Warm Broad Glow 2005
neon installation
36 x 192 inches
Courtesy of Sender Collection, Levin Art Group
 
David McKenzie
Babel 2000
video
13 minutes, 48 seconds
Courtesy of the artist
 
Rodney McMillian
Chair 2003
Found overstuffed chair
33 x 38 x 33 inches
Courtesy of Collection Gaby and Wilhelm Schuermann
 
Rodney McMillian
Untitled (in progress) 2003
Oil on canvas
27 x 27 inches
Courtesy of Collection Gaby and Wilhelm Schuermann
 
Jerome Mosley
Untitled T-Shirts (P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S.) 2006
T-shirts
Courtesy of the artist
 
Virginia Nimarkoh
Nubian Queen 1999
13 drawings by portrait artists in Leicester Square, London
19 3/4 x 15 3/4 and smaller
Courtesy of the artist
 
Virginia Nimarkoh
Untitled #1 (After Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1988) 2001
C-print
50 x 39 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist
 
Demetrius Oliver
Till 2004
Digital chromogenic print
27 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches
Courtesy of Private Collection
 
Sze Lin Pang
Fetichito 2006
mixed media
22 x 16 x 42 inches
Courtesy of the artist
 
Carl Pope
Exhibition poster 2008
24 x 18 inches
 
William Pope.L
Skin Set Drawings 2003
ink and graphite on paper
20 parts, 8 1/2 x 11 inches each
Courtesy of the artist
 
William Pope.L
One Substance, Eight Supports, One Situation 2008
8 pine shelves with flour cones
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
 
William Pope.L
A Negro Sleeps Beneath the Susquehanna (son version) 1998
video
12 minutes
Courtesy of the artist
 
Robert A. Pruitt
For Whom the Bell Curves 2004
12 gold chains
47 x 60 inches
Courtesy of Collection Studio Museum in Harlem
 
Randy Regier
Impending Future Bus 2004
mixed media
56 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist
 
Daniel Roth
Cabrini Green Forest (Portal) 2004
Two framed drawings, one black and white photograph, one color photograph, and one fiberglass sculpture with colored water
Small drawing: 37 x 48 1/2 inches, framed; large drawing: 80 ? x 65 inches, framed; black and white and color photographs: 37 x 48 ? inches, framed; f
Courtesy of the artist and Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
 
Joanna Rytel
To Think Things You Don't Want To 2005
video
22 minutes
Courtesy of the artist
 
Andres Serrano
The Interpretation of Dreams (White Nigger) 2001
Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglas, wood frame
60 x 49 1/2 inches, framed: 65 1/4 x 54 3/4 inches; Edition 1 of 3
Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, NY
 
Andres Serrano
Woman with Infant 1996
Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglas, wood frame
60 x 49 1/2 inches, framed: 65 1/4 x 54 3/4 inches; Edition 1 of 3
Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, NY
 
Hank Willis Thomas
The Johnson Family (from the Unbranded series) 1981
Lambda photograph
42 3/4 x 44 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
 
Hank Willis Thomas
It's About Time 2006
Light-jet prints mounted on foamboard
84 x 30 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
 
Mickalene Thomas
Lovely Six Foota 2007
C-print
56.25 x 67.25 inches
Courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery
 

   
   
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