Mickalene Thomas was commissioned to create an exterior mural for the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, starting in 2014. This video chronicles her research in Senegal and interactions with local artists in Dakar who collaborated on the mural project.
Jenny Abell Dakar Commission -Healdsburg art lovers have been able to see work by Jenny Honnert Abell for almost seven years at Hammerfriar Gallery, but soon the Santa Rosa artist will have international exposure.As part of the State Department’s Art in Embassy Program, 10 of her works will be permanently installed in the new U.S. […]
Last month, Jenny Honnert Abell traveled to Dakar, Senegal, to experience the people and culture of that West African country. Next weekend, Saturday Jan. 19, she’s giving a talk about her experiences at Hammerfriar Gallery in Healdsburg, where her work is represented locally. This opportunity to travel in Senegal came as part of a commission […]
Nick Cave is into fabulous. Take the black marks that scar the floor of his 3,500-square-foot loft in Chicago. “Fabulous,” he says. Or the haunting portrait by the English artist John Kirby that Cave found at an art fair. “Isn’t it fabulous?” So is the porcupine-needle vestment from Cameroon that serves as a dividing screen […]