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BOHUSLÄNS MUSEUM | Nature Morte | Cindy Wright | May 7 – August 28, 2016

August 8, 2016

In Nature Morte, the Art Gallery´s major summer exhibition, we encounter a large number of international and Nordic contemporary artists showing works that relate to a still life tradition. Altogether 70 artists are included in the exhibition, many internationally known as Mat Collishaw, Michael Craig-Martin, Cecilia Edefalk, Saara Ekström, Gabriel Orosco, Marc Quinn, Jennifer Steinkamp, […]

Interview with Sebastian Blanck

June 17, 2016 Can you tell us a little bit about your artistic background? Take us back to when you first became interested in art. How did you develop your skills? What impact does this have on you now? I always knew I wanted to be an artist. When I was five my mother attended the Maryland Institute [...]

SAMA's Next Art History 201 Features Groundbreaking Artist Rashaad Newsome

May 25, 2016

Continuing it’s increasingly wonderful talks series Art History 201, in which visiting contemporary artists discuss the place of their work in the history of art, the San Antonio Museum of Art welcomes New York-based multi-media artist and provocateur Rashaad Newsome. A critically-lauded artist with features and solo exhibitions aplenty—from his home state of Louisiana to […]

Artsy | Blackness, Bling, and Beauty: Voguing in New York with Rashaad Newsome’s Wild Collages

May 17, 2016

Rashaad Newsome is having a moment. The New Orleans–born artist—a prolific creator of performance art, videos, music, and collages—has long engaged with issues surrounding gender, sexuality, and African-American identity. Now, his latest series spotlights the trans body in a new show called “Stop Playing in My Face!” The eye-catching collages, on view at De Buck […]

Rashaad Newsome | Art Forum Critic's Pick

May 6, 2016

“Stop Playing in My Face!”—the title of both Rashaad Newsome’s show and its mesmerizing queer Afrofuturist video centerpiece—is taken from a rebuke/mantra invented by Samantha James Revlon: black trans woman, YouTube luminary, and camera-phone diarist. In Newsome’s four-minute loop, Revlon’s vivid vernacular becomes a springboard and framework for theoretical discussion. Set to an eerie dance beat, […]

The Creator's Project | Stop Playing in Rashaad Newsome’s Face | Studio Visits

April 15, 2016

Grills, tricked out cars, and leather battle armor is what first comes to mind when imagining 36-year-old artist and and LGBTQ icon Rashaad Newsome. This is the image of the artist gleaned from King of Arms, a multidisciplinary work that is simultaneously a party, parade, video artwork. It’s also the apex of Newsome’s obsession with […]

W | Checking In With Rashaad Newsome, the Artist Bringing Harlem's Vogue Scene to Chelsea

April 12, 2016

The New Orleans-born artist’s new solo show at the De Buck Gallery is rife with with personal history, and style. What is your work about? It’s a question that Rashaad Newsome has been resisting for as long as he’s been producing and exhibiting his art—which, for the New Orleans-born artist, has been for about the past 15 years. […]

Interview with Tahnee Lonsdale

Can you tell us a little bit about your background? How did you get into art? When did you know you wanted to be a painter? I grew up in West Sussex, in a village called Rogate about 2 hours south of London. I am 3rd of 4 sisters. My dad was in the rag [...]

Rashaad Newsome | The Artist Vogueing (and Collaging, and XBoxing) Across America

March 24, 2016 T | The New York Times Style Magazine On the eve of his opening at the Studio Museum in Harlem — one among many milestones for him this year — the artist Rashaad Newsome opens the door to his new Bedford-Stuyvesant studio wearing his standard uniform of a Comme des Garçons T-shirt (this one black [...]

i-D | rashaad newsome’s explosive mash-up of post-feminism and the mainstreaming of vogue

March 22, 2016

The artist, composer, and ballroom community superstar walks us through his Brooklyn studio as he prepares for two new exhibitions. Rashaad Newsome only moved into his new studio five days ago, but already the airy Bed-Stuy space is littered with thousands of disembodied paper eyes, mouths, and limbs. Coffee is brewing, and a YouTube video […]

Rashaad Newsome on practice and influence

March 21, 2016

Walking through Rashaad Newsome’s studio would reveal the following panoply: cutouts of scantily clad bodies from magazines, prints of designer patterns from high fashion, research into the aesthetics of royalty. For Newsome explores the many layers of class, culture, race and sex by combining art forms from different worlds. Street-level aesthetics, especially those found in […]

Cindy Wright | Drawing Front Group Exhibition

March 17, 2016

We are pleased to announce De Buck Gallery artist Cindy Wright is being featured in this group show from the Art Association and Drawing Centre Diepenheim. Drawing Centre Diepenheim chooses a group of Belgian and Dutch artists for whom drawing is the main and sometimes only discipline in their art practice. At Drawing Centre Diepenheim the […]

THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE | Studio Museum Harlem

March 7, 2016

Rashaad Newsome: THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE spotlights multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome’s work about the dance form known as Vogue. For over a decade, Newsome has worked with members of the Vogue community, which developed in New York City’s queer ballroom scene of the 1970s. With a particular interest in critiquing the popular […]

Belgian Painter Cindy Wright Follows in the Footsteps of Flemish Masters

January 16, 2016

For many, the phrase “Flemish painter” sparks immediate associations with Vermeer, van Eyck, Rubens, and Brueghel the Elder and with the lush still-lifes and dark portraits of the Old Masters. Fortunately, as illustrated by the contemporary Belgian painter Cindy Wright, the tradition is hardly dead. Diamond and Pearls, 2014   I Cloud, 2015 Indeed, it’s […]

Zevs’ New Exhibition ‘Elle’ Shows Personal Growth

November 27, 2015

A gimmick is only as worthwhile as what you do with it. It’s hard to fault somebody for using any means necessary to capture our attention when it’s stretched as thin as it is these days. Once they’ve captured our interest though, there has to be something substantive in place to hold it. French artist Zevs […]

Colossal | Kelly Reemtsen

November 19, 2015

Kelly Reemtsen’s Painterly Juxtapositions of Chic Dresses and Power Tools Showcase Modern Femininity Los Angeles-based painter Kelly Reemtsen‘s newest works focus on the subject matter of well-dressed women toting household tools that range from mallets to power saws, each held in a causal position that demonstrates a comfortableness with the object in-hand. Each figure is […]

Wall Street International | Kelly Reemtsen

October 14, 2015 There is pressure on women all over the world to participate willingly in their own sexual objectification, but Naomi Wolf suggested in The Beauty Myth that the pressure became more severe instead of less for women in the USA after they began gaining more and more equal rights to men. American men seemed worried that integration might [...]

Gallery Gurls Q & A with Kelly Reemtsen

October 8, 2015

In Conversation with Kelly Reemtsen on her provocative new show ‘Smashing’ October 8, 2015   LA-based artist Kelly Reemtsen returns for a second solo exhibit at the De Buck Gallery with the aptly titled show Smashing, further delving into the metaphor of modern women ‘breaking the glass ceiling’. In Smashing, a follow-up to to her 2013 show America’s Sweetheart, Reemtsen continues to explore […]

Being There at De Buck Gallery

September 29, 2015

The incessant rain could not dampen the spirit of those making the gallery rounds in Chelsea last Sept. 10th and one of the stops made by AF was at De Buck Gallery with their high quality contemporary art shows. For their season opener they presented Houston based artist Joseph Cohen and his show Dasein.  It […]

Joseph Cohen’s Rich Paintings Blend Pigment with Diamond and Gold Dust

September 15, 2015

In his debut showing with De Buck Gallery, contemporary painter Joseph Cohen expands upon his previous work through a new group of spare, textured, subtly shimmery paintings that evidence experimentations with materials and the nature of perception itself. In keeping with Cohen’s philosophical bent, the show is titled, “Dasein.” A German term that translates literally as “being there,” […]

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