Mack’s paintings investigate how different materials reflect identity. He also works in other media. Artforum caught this recent show (which caught my eye because Linda Benglis is a personal fav).
has new work up at NOMA (through the end of the year) that examines the legacy of plantation economies and their relationship to the environmental and infrastructural issues of our current age.
Leonardo Drew is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He creates sculptures from natural materials and through processes of oxidation, burning, and decay, Drew transforms these objects into massive sculptures that critique social injustices and the cyclical nature of existence.
I saw one at the Perez in Miami a few years ago and was blown away.
Recent IG hashtag find. J says they are “blackness abstracted.” As a creative who is “still learning” I can’t wait to see where his work goes!
Manuel (who I first discovered at the Armory Show) is a contemporary Haitian visual artist best known as a painter of abstract works that often evoke figurative shapes in nondescript environments. Mathieu draws from Haitian visual cultures and from Western art movements such as expressionism and existentialism.
#joeoverstreet is a hashtag worth following on IG
Artforum has words about Myra’s current series of textually deep work that underscores, I think, the potential of non-representational work to carry potent symbolism:
“Piecework refers to labor paid according to the number of items produced rather than the amount of time spent on the job. Often associated with the ruthless economic exploitation of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, this system …is sadly making a comeback—thanks to its versatility in allowing employers to get around minimum-wage and other labor laws…”