“Each morning I make my way to the large east-facing windows overlooking the Harlem River. Sage, photos of my Beloveds, candles, water and items too sacred to name adorn my makeshift altar—an antique wooden liquor stand turned ‘spirit house.’ . . . Imbued with the stories it holds and lives it has lived, my altar […]
At first glance, Tanya Aguiñiga’s “Swallowing Dirt” seems to gesture to the phantasmagoric. Her spectral rope and terra-cotta sculptures fill Volume Gallery, suspended from the walls and ceiling. The figures ostensibly depict the uncanny body, which produces our premature illusory response. But under closer examination, Aguiñiga’s sculptures are corporeal. She threads together her two material […]
Western Exhibitions puts on a compressed retrospective of the Paraguayan-American artist.
The gallery’s biennial, “Underlying System Is Not Known,” is both a retrospective and an exciting glimpse of the venue’s future.
Also, Chance the Rapper joins the DuSable Museum’s board of trustees.