You Need To See These Gallery Shows Of Top Black Artists

Jeanette Settembre, Dandelion Chandelier, November 2, 2020

[...] Artsy, the online platform for buying and selling fine art, is showcasing Black creatives in a versatile way. The digital art database recently launched “Imagining the New Normal,” a collection of artists represented by Black-owned galleries. The art is curated by Mikhaile Solomon is the curator. She’s the founder and director of Prizm Art Fair, a show devoted to artists of the African Diaspora. 

The Artsy collection looks at works that “challenge us to consider and reimagine how we think about art, artists and their practices today, especially in the ever-evolving landscape.” 


The collection features 66 artists from galleries across the U.S. Europe and Africa with prices ranging from $250 to $33,000. One of the featured artists is our lead image, above: Deborah Jack’s Untitled (Looking out) from her series “what is the value of water if it doesn’t quench our thirst for,” 2014-17, (photo courtesy of the artist). Jack, who lives and works in both Saint Martin and Jersey City, N.J., explores “transcultural existence, memory, the effects of colonialism, and mythology.” 


Another of our favorites is “Moving Shadows II, XI” (2017) by Girma Berta.[...]

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