Photographer Charles Lee speaks with Emily Wilson about his first solo exhibition at SF Camerawork, sweat+dirt. The two discuss his unwavering commitment to document the Black experience in the American West, which has a cultural history that long predates the archetype of the Marlboro man. His fascination with the subject began not long after his cousin, a Zydeco musician, introduced him to the Black Cowboy Parade in West Oakland.
From her studio in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, painter Hana Yilma Godine speaks about her latest solo show in New York City at two locations: The Fridman Gallery on the Bowery and the Rachel Uffner Gallery on the Lower East Side. Godine discusses her educational journey, process, and the themes in her work.
Growing up in Butler, PA, Trevor King mines his childhood environment and personal family relationships to show us that empty, abandoned spaces still have a sound. Pittsburgh-based artist Sidney Mullis met with Trevor for a walk-through of the exhibition earlier this month. After the visit, the pair sat down for a conversation on object making, drawing from historical and personal archives, and mentorship.
Kim Garcia is an artist working in sculpture, drawing, and painting. Through her 2nd-generation Filipino American lens, her practice explores social dynamics and residual trauma from interpersonal relationships, community structures, and memory. We visited Kim in her Los Angeles studio for a behind-the-scenes look at her unique process of making and archiving personal histories.
New York-based artist Chris Watts captures what words and images cannot with iridescent abstractions of pigment, resin, and more on sheer fabric. For his debut at Welancora Gallery in Brooklyn, Watts has arranged his latest works alongside selections from an ongoing series. On view through December 20, the show marks several first forays for Watts, at a pivotal point in his career.
In his highly textured paintings, Portland-based artist William Matheson conjures up contemporary gothic moments that inspire the viewer to free-associate. In a recent conversation, Matheson discusses his latest paintings, how fatherhood has impacted his work, and why he finds working at night to be the most generative.