Monthly Archives: April 2018

Black Velvet: A Rasquache Aesthetic @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Velvet painting collector Elena Herrada began her introduction of Black Velvet: A Rasquache Aesthetic to me with a definition of the word “rasquache.” “I had the idea that I wanted to do a velvet painting show when I was in a PhD program at Michigan State University, in Chicano Studies, about 10 years […]

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The Last Billboard Controversy @ Hyperallergic

A billboard has sparked public controversy in Pittsburgh. Designed by local artist Alisha B. Wormsley, it was erected on March 3 above a building in the East Liberty neighborhood — a part of Pittsburgh that has seen rapid change in the form of redevelopment and gentrification in recent years. The white letters read: “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE […]

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DISRUPTING THE NARRATIVE @ Urban Art Space – opens MAY 15

So excited to announce my participation in this four-woman show at the Ohio State University’s Urban Art Space! I’ll be showing a series of flag works (including the debut of a few new ones!) and a collaborative intermedia collage work with Laurenn McCubbin. Come on out, if you’re in Columbus – or make the trip, […]

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Old Master Painting Found in Storage @ Hyperallergic

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and that offers us the opportunity to discover all kinds of things: dust bunnies, the remote control we lost over Thanksgiving weekend, and of course, 16th-century Old Master paintings that were somehow forgotten for decades. At least, that’s what happened at Hoyt Sherman Place Art Gallery in Des […]

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