We look at so many images today that often the value of individual photos decreases with the abundance of them. That’s why it is such a pleasure to spend time with Roy DeCarava’s black and white photographs at The Underground Museum. His images have a meditative beauty to them. They catch your eye and hold it. There is a richness to his compositions, his use of textures and light.
While at The Underground Museum, also take a moment to look through a copy of De Carava’s book collaboration with writer Langston Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life in the book store. The images in it influenced artist Kahlil Joseph’s film Flypaper (2017), which was recently shown at MOCA. Kahlil Joseph’s brother, artist Noah Davis, who sadly passed away in 2015, founded The Underground Museum with his wife, artist Karon Davis, in 2012.
Just in time for the Superbowl, the Craft & Folk Art Museum is hosting CraftNight: Stitch ‘N’ Sport, where artist Billy Kheel will teach you how to make sports paraphernalia out of felt while you drink beer ($10 includes supplies, snacks and materials)
Hammer Museum is showing Katy Grannan’s film The Nine at with a Q&A to follow
Dean of Arts at Yale College, Susan E. Cahan will be discussing the art world’s resistance to racial equality for a lecture titled What is Contemporary? at MOCA Grand Ave (free)
Pinback are performing Autumn of the Seraphs at the Echoplex with Vertical Scratchers opening
Or you could check out The Paranoyds with Egrets on Ergot, French Vanilla and L.A. Drones at The Echo
Miserable, Numb.er and Shannon Lay are playing at The Hi Hat
First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with performances by Oddisee, MNDSGN and D∆WN, DJs, discussions and tours of the museum