Mickalene Thomas Photographs and Publication at Aperture, January


MICKALENE THOMAS, “Quanikah Goes Up,” 2001/2005 (c-print). | © Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York via Lehmann Maupin

From aperture:

Opening reception:
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Aperture Gallery hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

The accompanying Aperture publication, Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs, is the first to gather together her various approaches to photography, including portraits, collages, Polaroids, and other processes.

The idea of communities of inspiration will be further carried out via tête-à-tête, an installation of work from photographers and key images that have inspired Thomas. This will include those from older generations of artists, including Malick Sidibé and Carrie Mae Weems, to those by more contemporary artists, such as Deana Lawson, Zanele Muholi, and LaToya Ruby Frazier, who are part of Thomas’s generation or younger, and may in turn find inspiration in Thomas’s own practice. The artist will curate this portion of the exhibition.


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