The U.S. Postal Service has released Ruth Asawa commemorative stamps, which feature 10 wire mesh sculptures by the influential artist. ARTFIXdaily highlights the release and profiles Asawa, who first learned to draw while held by the U.S. government in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
The Guardian features large photographs of each stamp. The Whitney Museum of American Art will host Artmaking From Home: Suspended Sculptures, an online workshop inspired by Asawa, today at 1 p.m. Eastern.
The New York Times discusses how Black suffragists used photography to expose the racial bias of the suffrage movement.
Sonya Clark has won the deCordova Museum’s prestigious annual Rappaport Prize.
Artsy profiles YoYo Lander, whose vulnerable portraits celebrate Black beauty and strength.
Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective of over 4,000 BIPOC women and non-binary documentary filmmakers, launches a new searchable directory of its members.
In an online panel, part of Canada’s Up Here Festival, artists Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi, Simisola Tayo, and Ruthie Nkut discussed the necessity of seeing Black art as mainstream and not the product of a movement.
Hyperallergic explores the independent spirit of Mary Cassatt with an excerpt from She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next (2020).
The Sydney Morning Read highlights recent acquisitions of works by women artists in galleries and museums across Australia.
Shows We Want to See
White Cube Gallery presents Introductions | Antonia Showering, viewable online through September 3. The artist’s fluid, dreamlike, and intimate paintings toe the line between personal memories and universal experiences, exploring the “unexpected happenings” when emotions and abstractions meet.
Opening on August 26 at Theodore:Art in Brooklyn, artist Michelle Vaughn’s A Movement of Women will present pastel portraits, quotes, and archival materials from 40 conservative women, including Phyllis Schlafly, Kellyanne Conway, and Anita Bryant. The focus on conservative women helps Vaughan gain a clearer understanding of “progress” versus “tradition” when it comes to women’s rights, health, and equality. Artnet covers the show, calling it a “genuine investigation.”