Bliss and Anger in Balance: The Art of Lorraine O’Grady
Installation shot from the exhibition Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And.
Credit: Lorraine O’Grady/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Alexander Gray Associates; Brooklyn Museum; Jonathan Dorado.
In this feature for the New York Times, Holland Cotter reviews the work of Lorraine O’Grady and her prolific and intricate career as an artist. Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And is currently up for exhibition through July 18 at the Brooklyn Museum. This exhibition surveys some of O’Grady’s most iconic works, highlighting how this path breaking artist has continued to construct her own view of the world that does not easily shore up simple binaries.
“She has consistently shaped her art on a different model, one of balanced back-and-forth pairings: personal and political; home and the world; anger and joy; rock-solid ideas and a light formal touch.” - Holland Cotter