TCA 2023 Art Sightings: Part 1

TCA 2023 Art Sightings: Part 1

(1 of 3 Parts) Highlights of what I saw in 2023. From art galleries, artist studio visits and major art fairs. It’s the work of primarily Black artists and other artists of color. From Kingston, Jamaica, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Newark, New Jersey, to Miami, Florida and from other places not so well known. The figure is featured prominently but abstraction is also embraced. Immersive compositions are informed by color, materiality, identity, historic and current culture.

1. Danielle Powell, Change, 2022, oil on canvas. Kingston, Jamaica 2. Renee Cox, Banana Man, 2004. The National Gallery of Art. Kingston, Jamaica
3. Onnie Strother, The Trouble With The Curve, Studio Visit. Livingston, NJ
4. Tom White, Crumpled Canvas Series, 2022, Archival pigment print. TCA Gallery, Cedar Grove, NJ
5. Nina Chanel Abney, White, 2021, Collage on panel. Pace Prints, NYC
6. Maria Estrella, I’ll Be Seeing You, 2022, Collage, acrylic. Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
7. Sandra Charlap, Glass mosaic on wood. East Orange, NJ
8. Jaz Graf, various types of handmade paper. Newark, NJ
9. Kortez, Retro Joy, 2022, Mixed media/collage.Kaplan Gallery Bloomfield College. NJ
10. Derek Fordjour, Untitled (floating), 2015, Acrylic and oil. Phillips New Now NY Auction. NYC
11. Ron Norsworthy, The New Room (Allegory no. 3), 2021, Mixed media. Seeing America: 18th and 19th America, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
12. Dominant Dansby, Untitled, 2023, Mixed media. TCA Gallery, Cedar Grove, NJ
13. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Tap Dancer, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1978, Gelatin silver print. AIPAD NYC
14. Joshua Fuller, Spirits Among Us, 2023, Oil on canvas (in progress). Cooper Union, NYC
15. Reynold Ruffins, Untitled, Decoupage paper with acrylic. Exhibition:A Life In Art Entwined, Cooper Union, NYC. March 2023 16. Erick Hernandez, Flores (for Lia), 2022. Oil and acrylic on canvas. Artist Studio Visit. Yale University. New Haven, CT
17. Frank Stewart, Radio Players Series (or The Bus), 1978, Gelatin silver print. The Phillips Collection. Washington, DC.
18. Maria Nepomuceno, Florisbela, 2023, Multimedia. Frieze Fair, NYC