‘Faith Ringgold’s America: Early Works and Story Quilts’

529 West 20th Street, Chelsea

Through April 27

Few artists have kept as many balls in the air as long as Faith Ringgold. As the 25 works in this exhibition demonstrate, she has spent more than five decades juggling message and form, high and low, art and craft, inspirational narrative and quiet or not so quiet fury about racial and sexual inequality.

Most of the paintings here are little-known efforts from the 1960s that resurfaced in the Neuberger Museum of Art’s 2010 show “American People, Black Light.” Joining them are nearly a dozen of her better-known story quilts from 1973 to 2004. (The paintings will rejoin the Neuberger show, which has been traveling and will open next at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in

Article source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/arts/design/faith-ringgolds-america-early-works-and-story-quilts.html

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