ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 6/25/2024

LIVE from NYPL presents Michael Stipe launching 'Even the birds gave pause'

DATE 6/13/2024

ICP presents Eugene Richards on 'Remembrance Garden'

DATE 6/8/2024

"Next-level otherness" in Pride Month staff pick 'Nick Cave: Forothermore'

DATE 6/6/2024

Celebratory and transgressive, 'John Waters: Pope of Trash' is a Pride Month Staff Pick

DATE 6/3/2024

In Nan Goldin's 'The Other Side,' you are who you pretend to be

DATE 6/2/2024

Green-Wood Cemetery presents Eugene Richards launching 'Remembrance Garden: A Portrait of Green-Wood Cemetery'

DATE 6/1/2024

There's no such thing as being extra in June! Pride Month Staff Picks 2024

DATE 5/28/2024

'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love,' on view at The Broad

DATE 5/24/2024

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Garry Winogrand's intimate, flashing mirror of America

DATE 5/24/2024

Beautifully illustrated essays on Arab Modernists

DATE 5/19/2024

Of bodies and knowing, in 'Christina Quarles: Collapsed Time'

DATE 5/17/2024

192 Books presents Robert Storr and Lloyd Wise launching Heni 'Focal Points' series

DATE 5/17/2024

Lee Quiñones signing at Perrotin Store New York


IMAGE GALLERY

Sable Elyse Smith
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/26/2020

'Colored People Time' is new from ICA Philadelphia

Sable Elyse Smith's "Coloring Book 33" (2019) is reproduced from Colored People Time, the ICA Philadelphia's text-heavy, multifaceted exploration of the ways that dominant notions of time have been used to control and condemn Black people. This 50x60-inch work on paper is from a series that sources imagery from found coloring books meant to teach children how to interface with court systems. The accompanying text explains: "Woven into a series of connect-the-dots and maze games ('Can you help Pat to the metal detector?') is an implicit message about who does and doesn’t belong in a courtroom, presenting criminality as a foregone conclusion to children who receive such a book. Within these pages is the source for Smith’s "Coloring Book 33," a nearly blank page with the text 'Draw your own picture,' a line that reads as an uncanny invitation to exercise freedom within a document meant to foreclose access to it. Here, Smith’s intervention fills the space with evidence of her own hand. By combining child-like mark making with a text of refusal Smith effectively counteracts the sinister visual and textual language of everyday structures that feed into the carceral state."

Colored People Time

Colored People Time

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Flexi, 7 x 10 in. / 320 pgs / 55 color / 18 b&w.

$40.00  free shipping





Heads up on 4/20!

DATE 4/20/2024

Heads up on 4/20!

Vintage Valentine

DATE 2/14/2024

Vintage Valentine

Forever Valentino

DATE 11/27/2023

Forever Valentino