Stairwell and Skylight

David Zwirner Gallery, West 20th Street, New York

The James Baldwin exhibit was in Zwirner’s 19th Street gallery. At the 20th Street building, stairwell shown here, we saw an interesting Josef Albers exhibit. Many of his green and grey square paintings reminded me of the work of friend of the family, Gert Berliner.

We saw the incredible work of Charles White upstairs, four monumentally scaled ink and charcoal drawings made by the artist as studies for the figures in his mural Mary McLeod Bethune, completed in 1978 for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library in Exposition Park, Los Angeles… more

The War in Liberia

Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY

I went to see Michael Kamber’s slideshow and discussion on Photographing the Liberian War at the Bronx Documentary Center a few weeks back. A fascinating discussion from Kamber, who was there and some Liberians in the audience. Afterwards we perused an exhibition with stark and dramatic photographs of the war by the late Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, as well.