Mickalene Thomas – ‘Clarivel Right’

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.

Mickalene Thomas: ‘I Can’t See You Without Me’

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.’

Mickalene Thomas: découverte

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

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.

Mickalene Thomas on “Portrait of Mnonja”

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.