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Dec 16, 2022
"Fabijanska’s decision to feature exclusively women is another invocation of lesser-seen narratives. In what ways, the exhibition asks, is war gendered? Though women are largely missing from chronicles of conflict, a quarter of the Ukrainian armed forces are women: the work here foregrounds the struggle to define a specifically Ukrainian and Eastern European feminism, wrestling with notions of agency and victimhood."
The Washington Post
Best of visual art in 2022
Dec 14, 2022
"'Women at War' was a small exhibition, but an extraordinarily potent one. It opened at the Fridman Gallery in New York less than a half-year after Russia invaded Ukraine, but it dealt with a longer history of Russian aggression, Ukrainian suffering and the impact of both on women."
Free Jazz Pioneer Milford Graves Transports with Posthumous Art Basel Installation Bringing the Polymath’s Many Practices Together
Dec 1, 2022
"The presentation at Fridman, which was co-curated by Graves’s granddaughter Tatiana Graves-Kochuthara, brings together these seemingly disparate elements of his life and practice, with large-scale sculptures like a wooden chair adorned with Egyptian figurines and painted album covers sharing space with ephemera, clothing, his painted drum set, and plants similar to those he kept in his home."
Hana Yilma Godine Imagines Scenes of Transcendent Repose
Feb 23, 2022
"Drawing on everyday scenes from her hometown of Addis Ababa and often using traditional fabrics from the local market, the up-and-coming painter peels back a parallel dimension where women freely relax, think, and celebrate."
Must See: "Hair Salon in Addis Ababa" at Fridman Gallery
Jan 27, 2022
"Fridman Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery present a solo exhibition by Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine, portraying female protagonists in domestic and public spaces of their own making, safe from violence and social restrictions."
Your Concise New York Art Guide for January 2022
Jan 2, 2022
"In this two-venue solo show, Hana Yilma Godine combines collaged traditional fabric and layers of paint in bold, flat works inspired by her metropolitan hometown of Addis Ababa. Godine imbues everyday scenes with a vital spark: women gathering in hair salons and unpeopled domestic interiors alike brim with colors, patterns, and plants."
Editors' Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar
Dec 14, 2021
"In “Within Listening Distance of the Sea…”, her first solo exhibition in New York, Murray takes images of Black women and girls from the early 1900s taken by white photographers for postcards and used as pornography and tools of colonial propaganda, and swaths them in blue and purple organza. In doing so, she both offers care and protection for these figures and elevates them to a spiritual level." - Neha Jambhekar
The Brooklyn Rail
Within Listening Distance of the Sea…
Dec 9, 2021
"The series reflects Murray’s first time printing images on fabric as well, before adding holes and cutouts to bring each piece to fruition. By doing so, the artist’s subjects can peer through the fabric, or the canvas, if you will, while the viewer can peer into the worlds the artist has intuitively, palpably pieced together." - Charles Moore
Painter Dindga McCannon at Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec 1, 2021
"One of the stars of Miami Art Week is neither a young artist on the rise nor a more established figure with a loyal market following but, instead, a 74-year-old showing at Art Basel Miami Beach for the first time: Dindga McCannon, whose elegant figurations almost entirely populated by Black women are being given an entire booth by New York’s Fridman Gallery." - Alex Greenberger
The New York Times
Weaving the Threads of Applied and Contemporary Art
Nov 28, 2021
"Iliya Fridman, whose gallery will be presenting textile works of the pioneering “assemblage quilting” artist and civil rights activist Dindga McCannon at Art Basel Miami Beach, wrote in an email that the definition of fine art had “grown to include forms of expression traditional to ‘women’s work.’”
DINDGA MCCANNON IS ANYTHING BUT INVISIBLE
Oct 7, 2021
"Between feathers, shells, sparkles, photographs, rich colors and paintbrushes affixed to various canvases and quilts, McCannon’s art is a bold declaration of Black feminist storytelling, and the show highlights a long timeline, including pieces of hers that date back to the 1980s. Some will also be featured at Art Basel this December." - Abigail Glasgow
The Highlands Current
A Muralist Discovers Beacon
Oct 4, 2021
"Last month, a solo exhibition of paintings and textiles by Dindga McCannon opened at the Fridman Gallery in Manhattan. About the same time, the gallery’s owner, Iliya Fridman, asked McCannon if she would address an empty wall near the entrance of his gallery’s Beacon outlet at 475 Main St. that was crying out for a mural." - Alison Rooney