Hana Yilma Godine Imagines Scenes of Transcendent Repose

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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."

A New Art Show Looks at the Role of Women in Ethiopia

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A New Art Show Looks at the Role of Women in Ethiopia

Feb 3, 2022

"Godine, who's work has been featured in the National Museum of Ethiopia, focused her attention on the social settings of her home city of Addis Ababa, with a particular eye towards Ethiopian women within those spaces."

Painter Hana Yilma Godine Uses Ethiopian Textiles...

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Painter Hana Yilma Godine Uses Ethiopian Textiles...

Feb 1, 2022

"Ahead of her two-gallery solo show in New York, the Ethiopian painter took us inside her Addis Ababa studio."

Must See: "Hair Salon in Addis Ababa" at Fridman Gallery

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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

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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."

10 New Public Art Installations In NYC January 2022

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10 New Public Art Installations In NYC January 2022

Jan 1, 2022

"Godine works to present a parallel dimension to the current patriarchal and war-torn Ethiopian society where women are safe from violence and capable of freely expressing themselves."

Editors' Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar

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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

Within Listening Distance of the Sea…

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

Representing Stories that Black Femmes Hold in Their Bodies

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Representing Stories that Black Femmes Hold in Their Bodies

Dec 5, 2021

"An exhibition of Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s collages of textiles and sequins seek to capture the essence of her Black women figures as spirits." - Isis Davis-Marks

Next Big Things: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray

Galerie

Next Big Things: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray

Dec 3, 2021

"A self-taught painter and seamstress hailing from North Carolina, Ambrose Murray has been steadily generating buzz for her exquisitely crafted textile works that explore the human condition." - Galerie

Painter Dindga McCannon at Art Basel Miami Beach

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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

Weaving the Threads of Applied and Contemporary Art

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.’”

Whitewaller Miami 2021 is Your Guide to Miami Art Week

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Whitewaller Miami 2021 is Your Guide to Miami Art Week

Nov 26, 2021

"Whitewaller Miami is your guide to visiting Art Basel Miami Beach this week."

Artists to watch at this year’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

New African

Artists to watch at this year’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Oct 14, 2021

"Unburdened by the rules of realistic representation, Godine is able to bring parallel worlds onto a single plane without mixing them, to overlay exterior and interior spaces." - New African

DINDGA MCCANNON IS ANYTHING BUT INVISIBLE

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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

A Muralist Discovers Beacon

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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

Art Attack: 7 New Galleries in the Hudson Valley

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Art Attack: 7 New Galleries in the Hudson Valley

Oct 1, 2021

"In May, Fridman opened a second location on Main Street, Beacon, further enriching the small city’s already-vibrant arts scene. Working in mediums from painting and sculpture to video and sound art, the gallery’s artists are diverse in both cultural background and personal style." - Emma Tulchinsky

Osman Can Yerebakan interview with Dindga McCannon

Artforum

Osman Can Yerebakan interview with Dindga McCannon

Sep 29, 2021

"PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK me where I have been this whole time. I’ve been here all along. Whether through painting or weaving, I’m interested in telling stories of Black women who refuse to take no for an answer, who push the limits of what’s possible." - Dindga McCannon

On View: ‘Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight’ at Fridman Gallery

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On View: ‘Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight’ at Fridman Gallery

Sep 21, 2021

"A CO-FOUNDER OF THE ARTIST COLLECTIVE Where We At Black Women Artists, Dindga McCannon established her artistic identity during the Civil Rights Movement and the onset of the feminist arts movement, concerns that inform her work today." - Victoria L. Valentine

18 Must-See Exhibitions To Visit This Fall

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18 Must-See Exhibitions To Visit This Fall

Sep 10, 2021

"This major exhibition from Dindga McCannon features pieces from five decades of her work." - Keyaira Boone