I had the pleasure of attending the press preview for the new exhibit at the Corcoran, 30 Americans. The exhibit, which runs through February 12, features 31 African American artists and their commentaries on racial, sexual, and historical identity. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with the curator of the show, Sarah Newman, and developed a deep appreciation for the thoughtful process and months of work that go into curating a show like this. In each space, Sarah centered the installation around one master work and coupled it with emerging artists who were influenced by that older generation. I found the work to be incredibly diverse and engaging, and will absolutely be returning to spend more time in the space.
I'd like to thank the Corcoran for hosting, particularly the lovely PR staff.
Work below includes that by Nick Cave, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Shinique Smith, and others. Video courtesy of the Corcoran.