Tang Museum Collection Hits the Road with Nayland Blake and Lari Pittman

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has loaned several works from their collection for two major retrospectives in California.

No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is on view now through January 26, 2020, and features several of the Tang’s Nayland Blake works.

Likewise, Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence is on view through January 5, 2020, at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and includes Lari Pittman works from the Tang’s collection. [artdaily]

‘A Fellow at Work’: Artist Mario Moore’s work presents black campus workers in new light

In a feature article, Princeton University’s 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow Mario Moore speaks about his exhibition, The Work of Several Lifetimes, which is now on view at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

His work features portraits of African American men and women who work (or worked) at Princeton: security guards from the Princeton University Art Museum, the Rockefeller-Mathey dining hall, the Lewis Center, and the athletics department.  In an interview about his subjects, he responded:

“When I was a student, even an undergrad … the people that I talked to most were like, dining, and security, and custodians. They really become a type of family. I wanted the painting to be about their workplace, and to kind of put them in the position of power, and some type of attempt of royalty, or appreciation.”

The Work of Several Lifetimes is on view through November 17, 2019, in the Hurley Gallery.  [Princeton University]

American Monument to open at the University of California Irvine

American Monument, an exhibition by artist lauren woods about the brutality African-Americans face from the police, will run from October 5, 2019 to February 8, 2020 at the University of California Irving’s Beall Center for Art + Technology. After closing, the exhibition, “nomadic and continually expanding” will be “‘unveiled’ at universities, museums, storefronts, community centers, and churches” across the United States. To stay updated on the exhibition, you can sign up for the mailing list here.

This exhibition reopens after a year of being on pause at Cal State Long Beach’s Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, by request of the artist, and due to controversy over former director Kimberli Meyer’s dismissal days after the exhibition opened initially.