Mickalene Thomas & Kennedy Yanko: “Set It Off,” from Deux Femmes Noires, at Parrish Art Museum

The New Yorker, May 13, 2022



The collector Racquel Chevremont and the artist Mickalene Thomas have curated a group exhibition in Watermill, N.Y., of paintings, sculptures, and more—all unified by a dynamic approach.


The group exhibition “Set It Off,” opening on May 22 at the Parrish Art Museum, in Watermill, New York, is curated by Deux Femmes Noires, a.k.a. Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas (pictured above), partners in art and in life. The show’s six participants—Leilah Babirye, Torkwase Dyson, February James, Karyn Olivier, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Kennedy Yanko—are unified by their dynamic approach to a wide range of mediums, from painting and sculpture to sound and installation.


Published in the print edition of the May 23, 2022, issue, with the headline “This Week.”

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