The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 603 is a holiday clips episode featuring artist Eamon Ore-Giron.

Ore-Giron is one of twenty artists that the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the African American Museum in Philadelphia asked to respond to the question: is the sun rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy? The artists' answers are featured in the two-venue exhibition "Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America." Ore-Giron's work is in the PAFA section of the exhibition. The exhibition was organized by a six-person curatorial team and is on view through October 8. 

Ore-Giron’s work joins histories, geographies and abstraction as a means by which to explore the layered past and present of the Americas. He’s been featured in solo shows and two-person shows at the MCA Denver, LAXART, Los Angeles, the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, and at PAFA.

This episode was taped in January 2022 when The Anderson Collection at Stanford University presented “Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra.” For images, see Episode No. 534.


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Episode No. 602 features artist Christina Fernandez and curators Nolan Jimbo and Rachel Federman.

Fernandez's work is included in the Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles' post-renovation-and-expansion debut exhibition "Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer's Contemporary Collection." It's on view through August 20.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth is also showing "Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures," a survey of Fernandez's career, through July 9. It was curated by Joanna Szupinska and Chon Noriega. A fine catalogue was published by the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, which organized the show, and the Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles. Fernandez is a photographer whose work examines migration, labor, gender, and Mexican American identity. Amazon and Bookshop offer it for about $50.

Jimbo is the curator of "Endless," at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition brings together art that touches upon the concept of infinity, including works by Hiroshi Sugimoto, David Lamelas, Etel Adnan, and Charles Gaines. It's on view through April 14, 2024.

With Cynthia Burlingham and Jay A. Clarke, Federman is the co-curator of "Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio," a survey of Riley's drawing practice primarily drawn from the artist's own collection. It is on view at the Hammer through May 28 before traveling to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Morgan Library, New York. An excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Modern Art Press, London. Amazon and Bookshop offer it for about $30.

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Episode No. 601 features artists Jonathan Lyndon Chase and Sheldon Scott.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase is included in "The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century" at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The exhibition, on view through July 16, presents art, fashion and high-end consumer goods in consideration of the influence hip hop has had on contemporary society. It was curated by Asma Naeem, Gamynne Guillotte, Hannah Klemm, and Andréa Purnell. A catalogue was published by the BMA, the Saint Louis Art Museum and Gregory R. Miller & Co. Amazon and Bookshop offer it for about $55.

Chase's paintings, video, sound, and sculpture depicts queer Black love and community. Their work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; they have been included in recent group shows at the ICA Miami, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, the RISD Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and soon at the Whitney Museum of American Art (opening June 28).

Scott is included in "Spirit in the Land" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition considers today’s ecological concerns and demonstrates how our identities and natural environments are intertwined. The show particularly focuses on the relationship between the mainland United States and the Caribbean. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, it is on view through July 9. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue which is available only at the Nasher. Scott is presenting a performance titled "Portrait, numba 1 MAN (day clean ta sun down)" at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans on May 13.

Scott's work builds upon his upbringing in Gullah/Geechee culture and his background in storytelling to examine the Black male form. His work has been exhibited at the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and more.

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Episode No. 600 features artist Anna Tsouhlarakis and curator Michael Hartman.

Anna Tsouhlarakis is in several exhibitions around the United States. A solo presentation of her "The Native Guide Project" (2019-present) is at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through July 9. The indoor-outdoor exhibition presents the Wexner's commissioning of "The Native Guide Project: Columbus," which includes boldface phrases such as "I LIKE HOW YOU SEE NATIVE AMERICANS AS YOUR INTELLECTUAL EQUAL" both within and around the Wexner's famed Peter Eisenman-designed building. The presentation was curated by Kelly Kivland with Bethani Blake.

Tsouhlarakis is among the artists included in the second edition of the St. Louis triennial Counterpublic, which weaves contemporary art into the fabric of St. Louis. Counterpublic's curatorial ensemble included Allison Glenn, Diya Vij, NEw Red Order, and Risa Puleo. Counterpublic is on view through July 15.

At the Scottsdale Museum of Art through August 27, Tsouhlarakis is in "Language in Times of Miscommunication," an exhibition of artworks that use language to critically examine the complexities of social reality. It was curated by Lauren R. O’Connell with Keshia Turley.

Next month the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will present a survey of Tsouhlarakis's Indigenous Absurdities sculptures which center Indigenous knowledge and systems as ways of teaching starting points. Curated by Leilani Lynch, the exhibition will be on view from June 14 to September 10.

Tsouhlarakis, who is Navajo, Creek and Greek, often challenges and stretches the aesthetic and conceptual boundaries of Native art, often with humor and even sarcasm.

Michael Hartman discusses "Historical Imaginary," at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. The exhibition pairs an unfinished study for Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware with other works to explore how artists have constructed American memory. It's on view through November 11.

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