Questions with Artists: Tiffany Barber talks to Manuel Mathieu

“Repetition” and “recirculation” are words typically associated with mid-twentieth century representational practices.

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Points of Inspiration: A Day with Lorna Simpson

On March 30th, artist Lorna Simpson (b. 1960) welcomed the Expanding the Walls (ETW) artists to her Fort Greene, Brooklyn studio for a day of experimentation.

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Bundles and "Spirit Sticks" : Inside Shinique Smith's Studio

Artist Shinique Smith is in the process of relocating studios. The space reminded me of something along the lines of large thrift store filled with vibrantly colored textiles, clothes, and miscellaneous curiosities.

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In the Studio with Jack Whitten

On a chilly winter afternoon, Assistant Curator, Naima J. Keith and I dropped in on world-renowned and revered abstract artist Jack Whitten.

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In the Studio with Angel Otero

Working in his sunlit Ridgewood studio, Angel Otero (b.1981) produces three or four new oil paintings on glass each day. After drying, he scrapes the paintings off the glass (creating “oil skins”) and applies them to large, resin-coated canvases.

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