Canvas : NYC : From Dakar to Paris

Kehinde Wiley
The World Stage: Africa, Lagos ~ Dakar

@ The Studio Museum in Harlem
July 16 – October 26th

This is Kehinde’s first solo show at this Harlem institution, but he isn’t new to the area. Since achieving critical acclaim for his paintings that feature young African-American (often from Harlem) men in poses from eighteenth and nineteenth century European paintings. Fitting that he started this project while an artist in residence at the Studio Museum. The show features paintings with young men from Senegal and Nigeria, borrowing poses from public sculptures in Dakar, Senegal and Lagos

Above: Rubin Singleton, 2008

A Life in Pictures: Louise Bourgeois
@ Guggenheim Museum
Ends September 12

“It is difficult to be a woman and be likeable.”
So says Parisian-born Louise Bourgeois in the biographical documentary Louise Bourgeois: the Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine. Known for her sculptures of giant spiders, this 97 year old’s work, and life span is on view through a collection of intimate photographs, giving you a look at her process, her family and her many pieces of work. Bourgeois’s work is like the psyche of most women: beautiful, understanding, and can possibly scare the shit out of you. It’s well worth the trip tot he Upper East Side.

JBaker is a complete fan of opening reception crashing….free wine? I’m there.

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