Amid coronavirus, UTA Artist Space is pivoting their exhibition to be a first-ever online venture that will feature the work of 12 emerging Black artists now through July 3.
Renaissance: Noir — curated by Myrtis Bedolla, Baltimore-based owner of Galerie Myrtis — will address “Blackness on the continuum of the historiographies of Black artists’ narratives that assert, individually and collectively, their state of mind and state of being Black,” per a statement reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
This exhibit arrives on time for the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter and liberation movements following the recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.
On her exhibit, Bedolla stated:
“Renaissance: Noir is more poignant than ever as we share these thought-provoking works which depict the social, political, and historical journey of the Black experience through intergenerational narratives. I am excited to be partnering with UTA Artist Space on such a timely collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and conceptual works, which span over 40 years of artistic production.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the artists to be featured in the exhibit include Tawny Chatmon, Wesley Clark, Alfred Conteh, Larry Cook, Morel Doucet, Monica Ikegwu, Ronald Jackson, M. Scott Johnson, Delita Martin, Arvie Smith, Nelson Stevens, and Felandus Thames.
Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from Renaissance: Noir will be donated to Artist Relief, a coalition of grant-makers that have rallied to support artists affected by the pandemic.
For more information about the exhibit, visit http://utaartistspace.com/.