Simone Leigh, Untitled – Crystal Glazed Cowries, 2012. Crystal glazed porcelain and wire. Gavlak Gallery, 2013.
Lots to talk about for Ballroom Marfa artist and friend Simone Leigh! First, she’s got a show up at Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach titled What’s Her Face. See pictures here. Second, she will be speaking at a conference hosted by the Performa Institute titled “GET READY FOR THE MARVELOUS: BLACK SURREALISM IN DAKAR, FORT-DE-FRANCE, HAVANA, JOHANNESBURG,
NEW YORK CITY, PARIS, PORT-AU-PRINCE, 1932-2013.” Other speakers include Wangechi Mutu, Adam Pendleton, and Paul D. Miller a.k.ak ‘DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid.’ Takes place February 8 and 9 at NYU. More on this here. And then, May 1, Leigh will speak at California College of the Arts as part of their 2013 Design and Craft Lecture Series — check it out here. All right Simone! We can barely keep up!