I know I’ve been a way for a minute. My apologies. It was not my intent to neglect my wordpress baby, however graduation, work, senior-itis and the sheer lack of anything “goings-on” in Austin that tickles pickle results in me not writing too much. But THATS ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE! Cuz I’m moving to the CHI!
Now. I know the title pulled you in and you thought, “Ohmylord! She’s goin’ to the Chi?!” Yes, I’m going to Chi-town, but not for the weekend… for 2 years!!!!! Yep. That’s right.
Black girl in Austin will be moving to Chicago for Grad school so the title of this here blog may have to change… A very good friend of mine said, “Why don’t you just change it to Black girl??” and me being me said, “Oh my god, I never thought of that!” Needless to say, I am incredibly excited and incredibly nervous, similar to how a hooker must feel in church . It will be a good change to say the least. New city, new people and MORE ART. ART coming out the ying yang! Art on the subway, art on the bus, art from the homeless man, art in the park, art art art!
So as I make this transition to a new city, new experiences are bound to happen and new blogs are going to sprout like Texas weeds. In the meantime, there are plenty of art exhibitions coming up in the summer (and some current exhibitions I have yet to see) that I plan to attend, marvel over and meet new folks:
CAMH _Zilkha Gallery
Perspectives 182: LaToya Ruby Frazier
On View: June 21 – October 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 7-9PM
I’M SO EXCITED! LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work explores the psychological connections of intergenerational relationships within her family and community through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and social documentary. Frazier’s work is informed by late 19th- and early 20th-century modes of representation in documentary practice with an emphasis on postmodern conditions, class, and capitalism.
The city provides the context for the visually packed work of San Francisco native Barry McGee. Since the mid-1980s, when McGee was a teenager, he has lived in the city’s oldest neighborhood, the Mission District. At that time, the Mission held a colorful, somewhat seedy, antiestablishment atmosphere with a thriving culture of youth, alternative musicians, artists, and thinkers. The vibe of the Mission influenced the artist early on, and he began to infiltrate the area’s flourishing graffiti boom with images that he created to reflect his surroundings.
México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions in over a decade examines contemporary art of central Mexico and Mexico City from the 1990s to the present day. Organized by curator Andrea Karnes, the exhibition is the first of its kind to be presented in North Texas.
March 17–June 9, 2013
Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries
The Dallas Museum of Art will present the exhibition Cindy Sherman, a retrospective survey tracing the groundbreaking artist’s career from the mid-1970s to the present. The touring exhibition, organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, brings together some 160 key photographs from a variety of the artist’s acclaimed bodies of work, for which she created myriad constructed characters and tableaus. The first comprehensive museum survey of Sherman’s career in the United States since 1997, the exhibition draws widely from public and private collections, including the DMA.
*** If I can scrounge up a few extra dollars to travel and live the art viewing life of luxury.
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video is a major retrospective that is composed of more than 200 objects–primarily photographs but also written texts, audio recordings, fabric banners and videos–that will provide an opportunity to trace the evolution of Weems’s career over the last thirty years.
- Frist Center for the Visual Arts
- 21 September 2012 to 13 January 2013
- Portland Art Museum
- Portland, Oregon
- 2 February to 19 May 2013
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Cleveland, Ohio
- 30 June to 29 September 2013
- Cantor Center for Visual Arts
- Stanford University
- Stanford, California
- 16 October 2013 to 5 January 2014
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- New York, New York
- 24 January to 23 April 2014