Art Basel Miami Beach | Booth C22

Kwame Brathwaite, Holly Coulis, Tomory Dodge, Sky Glabush, Sophie Treppendahl, Muzae Sesay, Lew Thomas | 6 - 10 December 2023

At 2023 Art Basel Miami Beach Gallery Sector, Philip Martin Gallery presents paintings and photographs by Kwame Brathwaite, Holly Coulis, Tomory Dodge, Sky Glabush, Sophie Treppendahl, Muzae Sesay and Lew Thomas. These seven artists of different generations and backgrounds consider modern life as it is both represented and experienced. They ask questions about who, how and what we picture, and the ways in which we can better understand our society and ourselves.

 

Kwame BRATHWAITE (b. 1938, New York, NY; d. 2023, New York, NY) will be the subject of an upcoming solo exhibition at ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA). Brathwaite's work was recently featured in the solo exhibition, “Kwame Brathwaite: Things Well Worth Waiting For" (Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL); and the touring exhibition, “Black American Portraits,” which opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (Los Angeles, CA); travelled to Spelman College Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA); and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN). Brathwaite's solo touring exhibition, “Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful,” premiered at the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA); travelled to the Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA); Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC); Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX); Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI); (Reynolda House, Winston-Salem, NC); New-York Historical Society (New York, NY); and (Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL). The catalog for the exhibition, “Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful” - now in its fifth printing - produced by the Aperture Foundation, was released May 2019 with essays by Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts of New York University and Tanisha C. Ford, Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. Kwame Brathwaite's work recently appeared in Africa Fashion (Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY); "And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance" (Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH); and “This Tender, Fragile Thing” at Jack Shainman Gallery (Kinderhook, NY). His work has recently been acquired by such institutions as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA); Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL);  Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL); Detroit Institute of Art (Detroit, MI); Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN); Minnesota Museum of American Art (St. Paul, MN); Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX); Pérez Art Museum Miami (Miami, FL); Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC); National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI); Reynolda House (Winston-Salem, NC); New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA); The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY); Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY); The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY); Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA); Hood Museum of Art (Hanover, NH) and Sharjah Art Museum (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates). Corporate collections include JPMorgan Chase Art Collection (New York, NY) and Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY). Brathwaite’s work has recently appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, New York Post, New York Magazine, Aperture, and other publications. Brathwaite lived and worked in New York, NY.

 

Holly COULIS (b. 1968, Toronto, Canada) received her BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto, Canada) in 1995 and her MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA) in 1998. Holly Coulis was featured in the exhibition, "Pocket Universe" (Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA). Recent solo exhibitions include "Holly Coulis,” Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); and "Eyes and Yous," Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York, NY). Holly Coulis’ work was recently included in "North by Northeast: Contemporary Canadian Painting” (Kasmin, New York, NY); Thailand Biennale at the Pimamthip Art Gallery (Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province); and “Evocations: Celebrating the Museum’s Collection” at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS). Coulis has had recent solo and group exhibitions at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York, NY); Simon Lee (London, UK); Cooper Cole (Toronto, Canada); University of Georgia (Athens, GA); Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA); Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA); Sardine (Brooklyn, NY); Paramó (Guadalajara, Mexico); El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (Oaxaca, Mexico); Galleria d'Art Moderna (Milan, Italy); The Bruce High Quality Foundation (New York, NY); and Leo Koenig (New York, NY). Coulis’s work is included in the collections of the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX); Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); OZ Art Northwest Arkansas (Bentonville, AR); Rollins College (Orlando, FL); and UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX). Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine, Hyperallergic, and FT Magazine. Coulis lives and works in Athens, GA. 

 

Tomory DODGE (b. 1974, Denver, CO) received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) in 2004. Tomory Dodge's work was recently the subject of the solo exhibition, "Hair Into Gold and Back Again," and the group exhibition, "Pocket Universe," at Philip Martin Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Miles McEnery Gallery (New York, NY); LUX Art Institute (Encinitas, CA); "Stranger Than Paradise," Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI); "Grafforists," Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA); "Nowism," Pizzuti Collection (Columbus, OH); "An Appetite For Painting," National Museum (Oslo, Norway); "Pouring It On," Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA); "Tomory Dodge and Denise Thomasos: Directions to a Dirty Place," Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC); "Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape," Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY); "American Soil," Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); "Sheldon Survey," Sheldon Memorial Gallery, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE). His work is in the collections of such museums as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (San Francisco, CA); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA); Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA); Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN); Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN); Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL); Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville, TN); Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL); Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC); Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC); RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI); Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT); and Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY). Dodge's work is the subject of several monographic catalogs and has been discussed in such publications as Artforum, Flash Art, Modern Painters, Art Review, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Sky GLABUSH (b. 1970 Alert Bay, BC) received his BFA from the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK) and his MA from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB). Sky Glabush's work was recently the subject of solo presentations at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) and Stephen Friedman Gallery (London, UK). Glabush’s paintings were recently on view at National Gallery of Canada alongside peers like Peter Doig and others. Sky Glabush's recent group shows include, “Pocket Universe,” Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA, 2023); "The Moth & The Thunderclap," Modern Art (London, UK, 2023); “BodyLand,” Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin, Germany, 2022); "Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes,” Acquavella (New York, NY, 2022); "Sky Glabush and Johannes Nagel," Cordonhaus Städtische Galerie Museum (Cham, Germany); “The Valley of Love,” Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto, ON); “Sky Glabush,” Projet Pangée (Montreal, QC); and “The Window is Also a Door,” Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger, Norway). Glabush's work has been included in exhibitions at University of Western Ontario (London, ON); Galerie de l’UQAM (Montréal, QC); and Rideau Hall (Ottawa, ON). Glabush is an associate professor of visual art at the University of Western Ontario (London, ON). Glabush’s work is included in such collections as Harvard Museums (Cambridge, MA), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON); Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Calgary, AB); Bank of Montreal (Toronto, ON); Burnaby Art Gallery (Burnaby, BC); Colart Collection (Montreal, QC); Ivey Collection (Toronto and London, ON); MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, SK); McIntosh Gallery, (London, ON); Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, SK); Museum London (London, ON); University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK). His work has been featured in publications such as Tate Magazine, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, Toronto Star, and Globe and Mail. Glabush lives and works in London,ON.

 

Muzae SESAY (b. 1989, Long Beach, CA) is currently featured in “Bay Area Now 9” (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA). Right now, Sesay’s works are on view in the collections of de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA) and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA). Muzae Sesay’s work recently appeared in the solo exhibition, "The Breeze and I," and the group exhibitions, “Pocket Universe,” and, “Night Painting,” at Philip Martin Gallery. In 2020, Sesay’s work was the subject of a solo project at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA); in 2022, Sesay wrote an essay for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art catalog, "Joan Brown," on her sculptural works. The work of Muzae Sesay has been featured in group exhibitions at UTA Artist Space (Los Angeles, CA) and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose, CA). Sesay’s solo and group gallery exhibitions include Pt. 2 Gallery (Oakland, CA); Eighteen Gallery (Copenhagen, Denmark); Public Gallery (London, UK); Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco); and The Pit (Los Angeles, CA). Muzae Sesay’s work has been featured in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Magazine, Museum of the African Diaspora Magazine, Juxtpoz, Vice, Oakland Magazine and SF Weekly. Muzae Sesay lives and works in Oakland, CA.

 

Lew THOMAS (b. 1932 in San Francisco, CA; d. 2021, Petaluma, CA) received a BA from University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) in 1962. He is the co-founder of NFS PRESS (San Francisco, CA) in 1976, with Donna-Lee Phillips. Selected titles include: “Photography and Language” (1976), “Eros And Photography” (1977), “Structurali(ism) and Photography” (1978), and “Still Photography: The Problematic Model” (co-editor, Peter D’Agostino). Thomas's work was recently on view at Anton Kern Gallery (New York, NY) in the exhibition, “Photographic Pictures.” curated by Anne Collier. Lew Thomas’ work recently appeared in "Language, Sequence, Structure: Photographic Works by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer” (Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA) and "Thought Pieces: 1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips and Hal Fischer” (San, Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA). His work has also appeared in such exhibitions as “Photography & Art Since 1945,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); “Picturing Modernity,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA); “Way Bay 2,” Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA); “Photography, Sequence, & Time,” New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA); and “Multiple Images Since 1965,” Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY). Solo exhibitions include Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, CA), Ohio State University of Art (Columbus, OH), and Graham Gallery (Houston, TX). Museum acquisitions include Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Houston, TX), Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ), and Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY). Thomas lived and worked in Petaluma, CA.

 

 Sophie TREPPENDAHL (b. 1991, Charleston, SC) received her BFA from College of Charleston (Charleston, SC) in 2013. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition, "Take Care of Yourself," at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles). CA. Treppendahl has had recent solo and group exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery (New York, NY); Hashimoto Contemporary (New York, NY); Johansson Projects (Oakland, CA); Quirk Gallery (Richmond, VA); Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY); 1969 Gallery (New York, NY); Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago, IL); Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL); Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN); Ada Gallery (Richmond, VA); Dread Lounge (Los Angeles, CA); The Broad (Richmond, CA); How’s Howard (Boston, MA); The Southern Gallery (Charleston, SC); Gildar Gallery (Denver, CO); and Richard and Dolly Mass Gallery (Purchase, NY). Treppendahl has been awarded residencies with the Golden Foundation (New Berlin, NY); 100 W Corsicana (Corsicana, TX); The provincial (Chief, MI); and The Wassaic Project (Wassais, NY). Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Booooooom, White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Hyperallergic, and Chicago Reader. Treppendahl lives and works in New Orleans, LA.

 

Location
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Show Days & Opening Times
Private Days (by invitation only)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 11am to 7pm, First Choice VIP guests
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 4pm to 7pm, Preview VIP guests
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 11am to 7pm, First Choice and Preview VIP guests
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 4pm to 7pm, Vernissage VIP guests

 

Public Days
Friday, December 8, 2023, 11am to 6pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11am to 6pm
Sunday, December 10, 2023, 11am to 6pm

 

Philip Martin Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 11-5 and Tuesdays by appointment. The gallery is located at 3342 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles CA 90065. For additional images or information, please call 323-507-2037, or email info@philipmartingallery.com.

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