NEW YORK—Jack Shainman Gallery represents an impressive roster of black artists and tends to devote a significant amount of space to showcasing their work at the Armory Show. This year is no exception. The highlight is an amazing trio of new Soundsuits by Nick Cave that are meticulously and lavishly embellished with metallic buttons. You can’t miss the Jack Shainman booth, when you enter the show just head to the right to Booth 921.
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“Soundsuit,” 2014 (mixed media including fabric, buttons, antique sifter, and wire) by Nick Cave.
“Untitled (Woman with Daughter), 1990 (silver print, edition of 5 with 1 artist proof) by Carrie Mae Weems.
A survey of Weems’s work is on view across town at the Guggenheim Museum. Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, documents the evolution of her career. The exhbition runs through May 14, 2014.
From left, Installation view of “Untitled (Woman with Daughter), 1990 (silver print, edition of 5 with 1 artist proof) by Carrie Mae Weems and “2pm Salamanca,” 2013 (oil on canvas) by Lynnette Yiadom Boakye.