Video (1.18): encrusted with rhinestones and beaming with glitter, ‘Clarivel Right’(2014) by Mickalene Thomas holds a gaze that has the power to look beyond the sparkling surface in which the model is rendered.
Video (5:16): ‘explore the work of New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas, who is best known for her elaborate, rhinestone-encrusted paintings of African-American women. ‘I Can’t See You Without Me’ explores the representation of women of color in art, addressing their absence and celebrating their beauty.’
Video (3:50): Mickalene Thomas welcomed Art Basel to her Brooklyn studio in 2019. She talks about her queer gaze and her works celebrating African American women.
Mickalene Thomas: découverte
December 26, 2019 – February 4, 2020 at the Baldwin Gallery, Colorado, USA. Opening reception: Thursday, December 26, 6-8 pm.
Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires. On View November 2, 2019 – June 14, 2020 at Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street. New Orleans, LA 70130-3908, USA.
Video (1:16:46): artist talk – Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Sarah Thornton at California College of the Arts.
Explore the work of New York-based queer feminist artist Mickalene Thomas, who is best known for her elaborate, rhinestone-encrusted paintings of African-American women.
Queer feminist artist Mickalene Thomas discusses her work ‘Portrait of Mnonja’. Thomas explains her inspirations for the painting and the role that performance plays in her practice.