Black & White presents a vast selection of artists whose practices span an approach to subjects, materials, and medium. Such range is bound by common themes of bodily practice, cultural heritage, lineage, and identity politics. Each artist encourages an acknowledgement of anxiety and pain, thus amplifying strains of self-reflection and promise.
“Black and White is an exhibition that address these trying times – race, COVID-19 and politics – to bring together artists, art collectors, art organizations and communities,” added curator Ken Jackson.
About the Juror: Jenée-Daria Strand is the Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum where she supports in the research and organization of numerous exhibitions, including “Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection” and the upcoming “Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And.” Jenée-Daria has led and supported projects examining Black subjectivity through historical precedents, including her first independent co-curation of “what once was” in August of 2019 (Gloria Gail Gallery, NYC), and the Alvin Ailey x “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago performance collaboration for Women’s History Month 2020 (Brooklyn Museum, NYC), featured in ELLE Magazine. She serves also on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee.
BLACK & WHITE Awards
Presented by BWAC and Jenée-Daria Strand on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners!
Gold: Philip Cherry – Untitled #1
Silver: Tracy Sagalow – Processing
Natale Adgnot – Feather Gradient
Mher Khachatryan – We Are Together
Emma Anne Johnson – This is for George
Anne-Doris Eisner – Cradled
Linda Louis – Family of Humans – 1
Tian Hui – Together You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Capucine Bourcart – Dark Break in a Clear Area
Pedro Troncoso – Let Go