An installation view of Sharon Lockhart at Gladstone Gallery, 2022

Awash in a steady stream of passing time: Sharon Lockhart at Gladstone

Returning writer Hannah Sage Kay studied modern and contemporary art at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and Bard College. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Carla, and Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, among other publications.   Sharon Lockhart’s recent solo exhibition at Gladstone Gallery in New York, on view from January 13… Read more »

A story quilt by Faith Ringgold titled "Woman on a Bridge #1 of 5: Tar Beach", from 1988

Claiming New York in Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach

Mark I. West is a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature.  He is especially interested urban children’s literature.    I recently visited Faith Ringgold: American People, the New Museum’s retrospective exhibit of Ringgold’s art. I was looking at Ringgold’s two… Read more »

A video still of Al Green

Faith, Suffering, and Beauty: An Exploration of Arthur Jafa and Faith Ringgold

Returning author Elaine Birnbaum is a third-year at Northeastern University studying Media Arts with a concentration in animation and Spanish.    In Fall of 2021, there was a two-week period where Glenstone’s exhibitions of work by Arthur Jafa and Faith Ringgold overlapped. The exhibits were housed in two different buildings located on opposite ends of… Read more »

A photo of De Wain Valentine standing behind one of his translucent resin sculptures

In Memory of De Wain Valentine (1936-2022)

A note from VoCA’s Executive Director, Lauren Shadford Today, I would like to take a moment to remember an incredible artist and VoCA supporter, De Wain Valentine, who passed away recently at the age of 86. I am truly saddened to think of a world without De Wain but I am grateful that VoCA had the pleasure to… Read more »