Isamu Noguchi

has his own museum; opened in ’85 by Isamu (1904–1988), it was the first museum in the United States to be established, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Museum itself is widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements.

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Mahirwan Mamtani

is in Cosmic Geometries at EFA Project Space, which also has work by Carrie and Dorothea and Yevgeniya and Biren. Organized by Hilma’s Ghost, the show is a group exhibition of intergenerational and intersectional artists that examines the spiritual and aesthetic functions of abstract painting and geometry in art.
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Victor Ekpuk

Victor is an internationally-renowned Nigerian-American artist based in Washington, D.C. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures reimagine the ancient Nigerian communication system, Nsibidi, to explore a diverse spectrum of meaning addressing historical narratives, the contemporary African diaspora, and humanity’s connection to the sacred. Much of his work is figurative- his public art is this blogger’s favorite.

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J.M.W. Turner

This Artforum article spoke to me, having recently been in Texas. Wish I had made it to Dallas to see the show but I did get to see below speaking of inspiring sunsets.

Clearly, Turner was not an abstractionist (romantic is the term the canon demands we use). Particularly in his later life, Turner painted many pictures exploring the effects of the elements: wind, rain, snow, sea, and storms.

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Speaking of romantics and clouds

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