Current Exhibition

Presented at Metro Pictures' special online viewing room

Recent Press

KJP speaks with Tim Schneider & Eileen Kinsella for artnet about how New York gallerists are dealing with the "new normal"

KJP and other Black gallerists speak with Taylor Crumpton for Artsy

Sarah Douglas, ARTnews Editor-in-Chief, celebrates a historic Jo Shane piece resurfacing at NADA's inaugural edition of FAIR in its May 19, 2020 Newsletter (contained in the final section of this mailer)

(Forthcoming) TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY OCCUPATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS, EPISODE 4: Seating Chart for a Fall Dinner Party in a Pandemic at Metro Pictures to be featured on New York City's NY1 News

(Forthcoming) Marissa Delano interviews KJP about her summer essay on power vis-à-vis the black female avant-garde for YARD Concept, goings on at her itinerant art gallery, and America: 2020, for Lucien Smith's STP (Serving the People)

Orbital Exhibitions and News

September 24th 6:30PM CST/7:30PM EST
KJP & Arden Surdam will host a virtual talk @ the Houston Center for Photography about her forthcoming monograph, Glut, which brings together some notable works in her experimental examination of class based food hierarchies, ecologically inclined art in the age of climate change, and art as a taste-making experience. You may register for the talk here.

September 25 - 27, 2020
Jo Shane is included in a group exhibition called 3 Day Weekend at The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, curated by Pamela Willoughby & Victoria De Lesseps; Jo Shane contributes three works to our current exhibition with Metro Pictures.

September 19-30, 2020
KJP & SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY hosted a virtual artist talk for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's Time Based Art Festival, 2020. The talk and Q&A are available to stream until September 30th.

September 17, 2020 - April 4, 2021
Halim Flowers, who has two paintings featured in our current exhibition at Metro Pictures, also has two works in the landmark MoMA PS1 exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, on viewthrough April 4, 2021

Sept. 2020
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is featured on the covers of the September issue of Frieze magazine wherein Legacy Russell discusses her piece _.DEVICEPLAY (trust and touch, care and reflection, [a study of denial]), 2018, a work also included in our current exhibition at Metro Pictures.

October 3, 2020
Kenya (Robinson)'s New York Times-commissioned proposal for a confederate statue replacement comes to life in the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's forthcoming group exhibition CITIZENSHIP: A PRACTICE OF SOCIETY, opening October 3, 2020, running through February 14, 2021. (Robinson) contributes two new sculptures to our current exhibition with Metro Pictures.

Arden Surdam’s new living sculpture Bioreactor III, 2020, which debuts in our current exhibition with Metro Pictures to be featured in Anicka Yi's forthcoming volume on algae in art.

February 2021
Kenya (Robinson) kicks off a multi-pronged museum tour throughout southeast Asia in conjunction with the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Asian Film Archive. In addition to exhibiting at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum there, she will be showing new sculptural and animated work at the Philippines'  The Vargas Museum, Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media, and Philippin

August 6, 2020
For Art in America, Tiana Reid writes an essay entitled, THE PROMISCUITY OF POWER: SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY

August 29, 2020 - September 18, 2020
Arden Surdam contributes work to Benzene's digital exhibition, International Sleep Disorder/Internationale Schlafstörung which places in dialogue the work of artists in both Los Angeles, USA and Hamburg, Germany.

July 2020
For Tiana Webb-Evans YARD Concept, KJP writes TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY OCCUPATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS, EPISODE 3: “I told my parents that I was babysitting some really rich white folks’ kids…”/”Dis here da new time. Let dat be,” about an uncanny convergence of creating strategies shared by contemporary and fin-de-siècle members of the black female avant-garde; she also  serves as the journal's first Guest Curator with an accompanying digital exhibition.

ARTnews' Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas on Jo Shane