I’ve recently contributed two brief reviews of museum exhibits for the Imprint blog.
The first is on Disguise: Masks & Global African Art at the Seattle Museum of Art. We jammed down the 5 freeway from Vancouver BC to try to see the Chiho Aoshima installation there only to find out it was at the Asian Art Museum! Oh well. The Disguise show is excellent and uses traditional African craft as a jumping-off point for a disparate group of post-colonial African artists.
Check out the review at imprintculturelab.com/disguise-masks-and-global-african-art-at-sam/ and look for the show to open at UCLA’s Fowler Museum in October.
The second exhibit is a career-spanning retrospective of Corita Kent, a nun who taught printmaking and shifted her focus from tweaking corporate logos and typography into very cool and vaguely spiritual pieces to joining the Civil Rights and peace movements in the ’60s. Her story is an engaging one and her body of work is a rad mixture of art, design, and activism.
Check out additional thoughts and photos at imprintculturelab.com/corita-kent-retrospective-at-the-pasadena-museum-of-california-art/ and catch the exhibit through November 1.