Awol Erizku now represented by Sean Kelly

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, June 24, 2024


Awol Erizku now represented by Sean Kelly
Photo by Michael Tyrone Delaney for the New York Times, 2022.



NEW YORK, NY.- Awol Erizku’s multi-disciplinary practice encompasses photography, sculpture, painting, and installation to shape a visual language which operates at the intersection of image making and a wider cultural context. Utilizing visual language from African and Black American cultures, Erizku’s work rejects Eurocentric notions of beauty and art history in favor of building his own unique Afrocentric aesthetic, one he refers to as “Afro-esotericism.” Rather than convey any singular entity or narrative, he explores the intersections of ancient mythology, diasporic tradition, and contemporary culture, through his symbolic constellation of images spanning a diverse breadth of media. Often incorporating hip-hop and Trap vernaculars as a springboard for making new connections and meanings, Erizku draws on multiple aesthetic sources including African art, assemblage, realism, conceptual art, and performance. By taking an all-encompassing approach to object and experience making, Erizku weaves alternate narratives that interrogate art history, philosophy, linguistics, and artistic inclusion. On joining the gallery Erizku said, “I’m incredibly excited to work with Sean Kelly and his diverse gallery program.”

Sean Kelly states, “We purchased our first piece by Awol Erizku many years ago for our family collection when he was a student at Cooper Union. We have been close to him and followed his career attentively since that time. We are delighted to welcome him to the gallery and to represent his powerful, engaging, and thought-provoking body of work.”

Born in Gondar, Ethiopia, Erizku attended The Cooper Union before receiving his MFA from Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions with the Public Art Fund, New York and The FLAG Art Foundation, New York. His work has been exhibited at prominent institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Studio Museum Harlem, NY; the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto; the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; and the FLAG Art Foundation, NY, amongst others. His work is in the permanent collection of many institutions worldwide including, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL; The FLAG Art Foundation, NY; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.










Today's News

September 4, 2022

Investigators, citing looting, have seized 27 antiquities from the Met

Koller to offer a fine selection of works by Northern European masters

Pace exhibits intimate works made by Adolph Gottlieb in his final months

Garvey│Simon opens its new gallery space with 'Reality Check: Shifting Perspectives'

The Carolee Schneemann Foundation announces new Board President Sara M. Vance Waddell

Nellie Mae Rowe levels the wall between Insider and Outsider Art

Science is on his dance card

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard exhibits new works by the artist Janaina Tschäpe

Presa House Gallery debuts two new solo exhibitions

Firetti Contemporary opens 'The Grand Tour: A photographic journey in Italy'

An Odissi dancer charts new paths in 'the Land of Discovery'

The sound of the Vikings, with a heavy metal twist

ART FOR CHANGE commissions a new collection of prints by six Latinx artists for the 2022 Armory Show

Gallerie d'Italia, Museums of Intesa Sanpaolo, announce autumn 2022 programme

Original acrylic and screenprint on canvas by Warhol to be offered at MBA Seattle Auction House

Galeria Jaqueline Martins Sao Paulo opens an exhiition of works by Adriano Amaral

Priska Pasquer Gallery opens Jane Benson: Re-Assembly

Lehmann Maupin opens an exhibition of new work by pioneering Chicago-based artist McArthur Binion

Foreland opens special exhibition with the Columbia Collective

Archie Roach, who lived and sang the Aboriginal blues, dies at 66

Radio Art Zone exhibition by Mobile Radio and Radio ARA on view in Luxembourg

Awol Erizku now represented by Sean Kelly

Cottone Auctions announces highlights included in late summer Fine Art & Antiques auction

Three curatorial appointments at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful