Gabrielle Bruney

Culture

This Black Woman Who Led a Labor Uprising Is Finally Getting a Monument

The statue was crafted by two black women and celebrates Queen Mary Thomas, a St. Croix woman who sparked a fiery revolt in the former Danish colony.
Gabrielle Bruney
4.10.18
Black Women Making History

Meet the Woman Behind the African Utopia in 'Black Panther'

Production designer Hannah Beachler built Wakanda as an Afrofuturist dream world.
Gabrielle Bruney
2.16.18
Art

Painting the Pain and Beauty of Black Life

Artist Nina Chanel Abney's simultaneous gallery shows were down the street from each other and a world apart.
Gabrielle Bruney
1.5.18
feminism

What the Failures of a Feminist Bookstore Can Teach Us About Intersectionality

Brooklyn's now defunct Troll Hole was a zine and sex shop located in the corner of a busy laundromat. But it rarely attracted the women washing their clothes on the other side of its glittery, purple curtain.
Gabrielle Bruney
11.30.17
sculpture

Casual Nude Sculptures Show Women Getting Cozy in Themselves

Shona McAndrew sculpts plus-sized ladies who are at home in themselves.
Gabrielle Bruney
8.9.17
painting

All Hail Kehinde Wiley's Portraits of Black Art Royalty

An artist famous for painting everyday black people turns to new models—his art world peers.
Gabrielle Bruney
6.19.17
dance

A Dance Duo Twirls, Twerks, and Dabs Inside Body Bags

Francois Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea push their bodies’ limits by dancing in plastic.
Gabrielle Bruney
5.30.17
DRAG

When You're Sasha Velour, Drag Is More Than Lipstick and Liza

We talked comics, collage, and drag with the 'Rupaul’s Drag Race' Season 9 contestant.
Gabrielle Bruney
5.27.17
textile art

Do Ho Suh Makes Translucent Colorful Replicas of His Previous Homes

The artist isn’t present, but all of his former homes are.
Gabrielle Bruney
3.17.17
Animation

Minimalist Animations Pay Homage to Great 90s Pinball Machines

Get hypnotized by these classic pinball machines without your wallet taking a hit.
Gabrielle Bruney
2.20.17
Art

Float in a Digital Waterfall at teamLab’s New Exhibit in London

Go on an adventure of light and color at the Japanese digital art collective’s London show.
Gabrielle Bruney
2.12.17
Art

Wander Through 30 Rainbows of Light at This Festival

The annual light art festival covers London’s financial hub with innovative light art.
Gabrielle Bruney
2.3.17
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