Art as a Universal Language: Matt King’s Becoming Light

Matt King was an artist of singular vision. Best known as a founding force in the iconic and groundbreaking Meow Wolf enterprises, his creative genius allowed him to envision never before seen artistic experiences. Matt King: Becoming Light is the first solo exhibition by King and a unique opportunity to understand this beloved artist. [CONTAINER] has worked closely with his family and loved ones, and this exhibition featuring 40 works created over more than 20 years is curated by Han Santana-Sayles, King’s partner and Meow Wolf’s Director of Artist Collaboration.

Art as a Universal Language: Mokha Laget, One of the Only Women in Geometric Abstraction

CONTAINER is thrilled to announce the opening of Mokha Laget: Perceptualism. The exhibition will kick off with a public opening on March 31 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and will run through May 15, 2023. The Laget exhibition is coming to CONTAINER fresh from its success at Washington, DC’s American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, and featured more than 40 works by Laget and was curated by Kristen Hileman. The exhibition ran earlier this year to great acclaim, including a glowing review in Art and Antiques.

Art as a Universal Language: Hung Liu’s Revolutionary Feminism

Hung Liu's impact on contemporary art is immense. Since the Chinese government's censorship of her 2019 Beijing exhibition, her Smithsonian retrospective in 2021, and her passing that same year, the international art world is anticipating the next deep dive into Liu's work. Turner Carroll Gallery is proud to present Hung Liu: Memory and Revolution, an exhibition offering a glimpse into Liu's deep sense of humanism and her revolutionary feminism. The exhibition features selections from the gallery’s own collection of her most significant works, as well as iconic works curated from private collections.

Art as a Universal Language: Nadya Tolokonnikova/Pussy Riot’s Political Art

Yesterday Tonya Turner Carroll, co-founder of [CONTAINER] moderated a conversation between Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova at Chicago's Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico. One of the overarching topics of the conversation was the complacency of the American public as our gender equality rights continue to be stripped away. Tolokonnikova and her Pussy Riot collective stood up so bravely to Russian tyranny, with Tolokonnikova being arrested more than 70 times, spending two years in prison, and ultimately living a life in exile.

Art as a Universal Language, Part 12: Visual Thinking

Pablo Picasso – Guernica Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.-Pablo Picasso Art is important because it’s part of the story we tell about ourselves; it’s our culture....

Art as a Universal Language, Part 9: Art Can Make You Happy

Judy Chicago, Resolutions, 2000, counted cross-stitch and embroidery on cotton, 37 x 25.5″ As we find refuge in our homes, we realize “home” means much more than physical shelter—it is our place of peace, comfort, and aesthetic sanctuary. We find joy in people...

Art as a Universal Language, Part 6: Art as Social Change

Contemporary Syrian War Poster shows the reality of children’s existence in Syria today Kara Walker’s “Testimony” reveals the injustice in African American history Image by Australian street artist “Meek”, stencil art of his “Begging for...

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