|Maren Hassinger photographed Septeumber 25, 2014 in New York City. BlackArtistNews Photo. All rights reserved.|
BlackArtistNews | October 8, 2014
Crossing paths with Maren Hassinger in New York recently was one of those really fantastic, unexpected pleasures that once processed, you realize “Damn! How frickin' cool was that?” Even if you’ve never had the chance to chat with her, maybe you were fortunate enough to encounter her work in groundbreaking exhibitions Now Dig This!: Art & Black Los Angeles 1960 – 1980 (2011) and Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012). Those exhibits, along with a 2014 solo show at the Reginald Ingraham Gallery in Los Angeles, have rightfully placed Hassinger’s interdisciplinary practice on a map that (finally) includes previously uncharted territory. Aiding that expansion are Andrea Barnwell Brownlee Ph.D and Anne Collins Smith at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art who are organizing Maren Hassinger...Dreaming, a retrospective exhibit scheduled to open in early 2015. I personally hope, the show awakens art lovers and enthusiasts to an accomplished artist who has been slept on for too long.
Read more about Maren Hassinger...Dreaming here.