Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street, between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd (7th Ave), 212-864-4500
November 9, 2005 - March 12, 2006
Reception: Wednesday, November 9, 7 - 9 PM
Featuring: Michael Paul Britto, Nyame Brown, Jonathan Calm, Nick Cave, Zoe Charlton, Mike Cloud, Isaac Diggs, Kianga Ford, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Wayne Hodge, Sedrick E. Huckaby, Kalup Linzy, Nzugi De Magalhaes, Rodney McMillian, Lester Julian Merriweather, Wardell Milan, II, Demetrius Oliver, Xiomara De Oliver, Karyn Olivier, Adam Pendleton, Jefferson Pinder, Robert A. Pruitt, Michael Queenland, Marc Andre Robinson, Xaviera Simmons, Kwabena Slaughter, Shinique Smith, Jeff Sonhouse, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Jina Valentine, William Villalongo, Roberto Visani, Paula Wilson.
Commonly referred to (or mistaken as) as Freestyle II, Frequency will feature artwork by 34 of the hottest emerging, black artists of 2005. Living and working in the U.S. and ranging in age from 26 to 42, their inspirations and influences range from hip hop videos and folktales, to baseball stars and Abstract Expressionism, to tattoo design and non-western aesthetics. With work in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, digital animation and new media, the museum galleries will be abuzz with new works by new artists for Studio Museum audiences. The artists hail from cities around the country including St. Louis, Memphis, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For many of them, Harlem is a historic yet new and exciting cultural landscape of the 21st century. The exhibition will occupy the entire museum exhibition space and will be complete with artist talks and educational programs. The exhibition is organized by Thelma Golden, SMH Director and Chief Curator, and Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator and will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue.