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Clifford Owens

20121001142417-img_1089 Art In Review by Holland Cotter for NY Times  
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Derrick Adams, LaToya Ruby Fraizer, Jayson Keeling, Deana Lawson, Zanele Muholi, Clifford Owens, Mahlot Sansosa, Malick Sidibe, Xaviera Simmons, Hank Willis Thomas at Yancey Richardson Gallery July 12th, 2012 - August 24th, 2012
Posted 10/1/12

ART IN REVIEW ‘TêTE-à-TêTE’ By HOLLAND COTTER Published: August 9, 2012 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ E-MAIL SHARE PRINT REPRINTS Yancey Richardson Gallery Breaking news about the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia and more. Go to Arts Beat » A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural events in the New York region, selected by Times critics. Go to Event Listings » 535 West 22nd Street, Chelsea Through Aug. 24 This inte... [more]

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Derrick Adams, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jayson Keeling, Deana Lawson, Zanele Muholi, Clifford Owens, Mahlot Sansosa, Malick Sidibe, Xaviera Simmons, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas at Yancey Richardson Gallery July 12th, 2012 - August 24th, 2012
Posted 7/22/12

The images in Yancey Richardson’s summer group show challenge us to examine the ways in which seeing is performative. Through a subversion of social codes and values related to gender and representation, “tête-à-tête” necessitates an uncomfortable slowness and close looking. Curated by Mickalene Thomas (who also has work in the show), the exhibition features photography and video from artists from Africa and the Diaspora including Derrick Adams, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jayson Keeling, Deana Lawson,... [more]

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Clifford Owens at Gallery Diet November 19th, 2011 - December 22nd, 2011
Posted 11/27/11

Gallery Diet is a large space, painted from floor to ceiling in stark white, uncannily resembling the traditional “white box” used in photography studios to create neutral environments that are evenly lit. These environments are especially useful for documenting art objects, where it is insinuated that the art stands unaffected by context. Historically, the contention would be that this is simply a farce and that there is no such thing as a neutral space. Every space has meaning. Clifford Owens’ s... [more]

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Elaine Angelopoulos, Rico Gatson, Dan Herschlein, Lars Kremer, Chris Larson, Ellie Murphy, Clifford Owens, Laura Parnes, Brittany Prater, Marc A. Robinson at Famous Accountants August 5th, 2011 - September 11th, 2011
Posted 9/4/11

There is an inherent risk in putting one’s own image in one’s artwork. When the artist steps in front of the camera, on the page, into a space, the context of a work is recalibrated. In Per-son-age, Famous Accountants presents a collection of video works, curated by New York-based Rico Gatson, that confront the valences of artist as material. In different ways, the works each pose reflexive questions of the art-making process. Collectively, the show builds a meta-commentary interrogating the art product... [more]

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