"A Haunted Capital," LaToya Ruby Frazier's first New York solo exhibition, opens Mar. 22 at the Brooklyn Museum. Frazier's work, addressing her hometown of Braddock, Pa., near Pittsburgh, has taken many forms as she has moved from photography to performance, documentary to activism. She is known primarily for black-and-white portraits of herself and her extended family. Read More
Brooklyn-based Natalie Frank's latest paintings, featured in her solo show "The Governed and the Governors" at Fredericks & Freiser [through Nov. 3], address power, gender and sexuality. Depicting figures in dreamlike spaces, Frank's paintings seem to unearth the depraved, irrational desires of their characters. Exorcism (2012) presents a man looming over a bedside and a reclining female nude, whose arms, dangling off the mattress and cropped by the edge of canvas, may be fettered or amputated. Frank told A.i.A., "I want to make paintings about power—they may use sexuality, identity and, at times, whimsy, to speak to these narratives, but these are means to another end."
Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.