Evangeline Montgomery

Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery (born May 2, 1930 in New York, New York) is an American artist known primarily for her metal work. She has also worked as a printmaker, lithographer and curator. She received the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Art historian Floyd Coleman has said she “is an important figure in American art. She has a long career of participating and assuming leadership in progressive causes that promoted the arts and the development of community.

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Jamaal Peterson

First encountered Jamaal’s work in this article (featuring Patrick’s work also). He has developed a highly encoded language of abstraction that ricochets inside of, between, and beyond the frame of the image. In this new body of work Peterman depicts the world as a global simulation. Illusionistic framing devices transform each painting into a portal through which ominous glitches in time, place, and scale occur. These works describe an interlocking system of abstract macro structures—representing legal giants, multinational corporations, massive algorithmic flows, and the weapons of destruction that protect them—across which a superimposed human figure sequentially moves.

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Mildred Thompson

Artforum notes that Galerie Lelong & Co. is presenting “Throughlines: Assemblages and Works on Paper from the 1960s to the 1990s,” a selection of works by the late artist. Her Wood Pictures began in New York and further developed in Düren, Germany during Thompson’s self-imposed exile.

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Nanette Carter

Nanette coined the term “scapologist” to describe her practice of creating sea, sky, and landscapes in which she explores political themes and the drama of human nature. These fictional, natural worlds provide the artist with a space to visually reflect on the coexistence of injustice and benevolence in contemporary society.

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