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Shikeith in The New York Times

Shikeith’s solo exhibition grace comes violently is reviewed for The New York Times by Will Heinrich. He writes, “It’s the evocative but never overly revealing way Shikeith portions out all this information, his combination of intimacy and inaccessibility, that makes the overall show so memorable. His practice may not yet be fully rooted — I don’t know whether “grace comes violently” is a photo show with sculptures, a sculpture show with photos or a single installation — but I’m excited to see where it goes.” Read the full article here.

Pieter Hugo at The Fotomuseum

Pieter Hugo’s photograph, Lize and Gideon Hugo (2009), was featured in Parents, a group exhibition at the Fotomuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands. The exhibition brought together more than thirty photographers who have captured their own parents on camera. Lize and Gideon Hugo presents a portrait of the Hugo’s parents in the intimate yet stoic setting of their home bedroom. The work is part of the artist’s series, Kin, dedicated to portraits of diverse subjects from Hugo’s home country of South Africa. For more details, please visit the museum's website.

Linus Borgo Receives Betty Lee Stern Prize for Artists

Linus Borgo is the inaugural recipient of Columbia University’s Betty Lee Stern Prize for Artists. The grant is awarded to only one graduating MFA student annually. A selection committee member noted that Borgo’s painting is “monumental and complex” and that he is “a highly skilled painter with powerful imagery that works on many levels, taking the self-portrait into the allegorical.”

Shikeith Reviewed in Artforum

Shikeith's debut solo exhibition in New York City, grace comes violently, was reviewed by Zoë Hopkins for Artforum. Hopkins writes, "...for his debut exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, multidisciplinary artist Shikeith warns us via the show’s title that for Black queer people, “grace comes violently.” The gentle yet tense photographs, sculptures, and five-channel video-cum-sculpture work here redefine this quality of ease and divinity with remarkable power." To read the full article, please visit the Artforum website.

Yossi Milo Gallery Announces Representation of Linus Borgo

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of New York-based painter Linus Borgo. Highly figurative in nature, his paintings oscillate between sublime depictions of the aftermath of trauma and quotidian moments of daily life in the city. His compositions are marked by their elegant arrangement of bodies, vibrant color palette, and incorporation of spiritual themes. The artist’s first solo show in New York City will open at the gallery in 2023.

New Monograph by Shikeith

Shikeith's first monograph, Notes towards Becoming a Spill, published by Aperture, presents a selection of photographic portraits of Black men as they negotiate states of meditation, prayer, and ecstasy. Featured alongside the photographs are texts by Shikeith and Ashon T. Crawley. A limited number of signed copies are available at the gallery. For more information, please visit the Aperture websitehttps://aperture.org/books/shikeith-notes-towards-becoming-a-spill/.

Cameron Welch in The New York Times

Cameron Welch's solo exhibition RUINS was reviewed in The New York Times by Roberta Smith. The author writes, "Cameron Welch’s solo show, “Ruins,” at Yossi Milo is a knockout — in almost the physical sense. It is full of large, ambitious, brilliantly executed mosaics full of so many disparate cultural references, snarling faces and masks and intimations of violence..." Read the full article here.

Matthew Brandt at Forest Lawn Museum

Light & Matter: The Art of Matthew Brandt, an expansive survey of the artist's career, opens April 21 at Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, California. Determined to constantly deconstruct and reinvent photography as a medium, Brandt produces work as conceptually layered as it is visually dazzling, much of which is featured in this mid-career retrospective. The exhibition will remain on view through September 4, 2022. For more information, please visit the museum website.

Shikeith at The Baker Museum

Manny (In Possession) (2020) and O' my body, make of me always a man who questions! (2020) by Shikeith are featured in the exhibition Invisible Thread at The Baker Museum in Naples, FL. The exhibition highlights artists whose work deals with themes of spirituality, transcendence, and the subconscious. Featured alongside Shikeith is a variety of artists working in multiple disciplines, including Natalie Ball, Awol Erizku, and Jeffrey Gibson, among others. The exhibition will remain on view through July 24. For more information, please visit the museum website.

Shikeith in Aperture Magazine

Shikeith wa featured in Aperture Magazine’s Spring 2022 Issue. Tracing the artist’s expansive career, Tiana Reid writes “The opera, oceanic and spiritual, marks a turning point in Shikeith’s career as he actively tries to renew his established practice. Shikeith is best known for formal portraiture, crisp images of Black figures executed with conceptual clarity, but his perspective is an intense, enveloping, and often experimental style.” To read the full essay, please visit the Aperture website.

Nathalie Boutté at Worcester Art Museum

Work by Nathalie Boutté was featured in the exhibition Us Them We: Race, Ethnicity, Identity at the Worcester Art Museum, MA. The exhibition features artists who explore identity through four main formal devices: text, juxtaposition, seriality, and pattern. Boutté’s work is featured alongside works by Lorna Simpson, Byron Kim, and Roberto Lugo, among others. Fore more information, please visit the museum website.

Ezra Stoller at Cooper Union School of Architecture

Ezra Stoller: Photographs of Architecture, an exhibition of sixteen photographs by the artist, was featured at the Cooper Union’s School of Architecture. Arthur Drexler—former Director of MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design—once noted, “Ezra Stoller’s photographs are now part of the history of modern architecture in the United States...For better or worse, his photographs have been more real to architectural students, and more intensely experienced, than most of the buildings they memorialize.” Following the exhibition, the photographs will remain on view in the school's Foundation Building.