The Studio Museum in Harlem presents the work of 35 intergenerational American artists in the new exhibition, “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South.” Pieces include paintings, drawings, sculptures, and assemblages by well-known artists such as Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems (who also currently has a show at the Guggenheim), and Ralph Lemon, as well as “self-taught, spiritually inspired, and incarcerated artists,” with most of the work ranging from 1964 to the present day. The museum also welcomes “Glenn Kaino: 19.83,” a collaboration between Kaino and American athlete Tommie Smith, best known for giving a black power salute from the medal podium at the 1968 Olympic Games, and “Draped Down,” a group show that looks at both the implicit and explicit references to fashion in visual art.
Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, noon; Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: March 27. Continues through June 29, 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 26, 2014