Essays and Chapters in Books and Catalogues

  • “Foreword: An Overview of African American Assemblage Art in Los Angeles,” in NOMAD, catalog of the artworks of Dominique Moody, 2012

 

  • “From Trash to Treasure: The Assemblage Art of Dominique Moody,” in NOMAD, catalog of the artworks of Dominique Moody, 2012

 

  • “Multicultural Focus Redux: Reflections on the Early 21st Century,” in conjunction with an art exhibition, Refocus: Multicultural Focus, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California 2012

 

  • “Comic-Strip Art,” in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, edited by Joan Marder, Oxford University Press, 2011

 

  • “Charles White,” in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, edited by Joan Marder, Oxford University Press, 2011

 

  • “Before and After Watts: Black Art in Los Angeles,” in Black Los Angeles, edited by Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon, New York University Press, 2010

 

  • “William Pajaud,” in The African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Oxford University Press, 2009 (online version)

 

  • John Outterbridge, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Oxford University Press, 2009 (online version)

 

  • “Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Artists Point the Way,” in conjunction with an art exhibition, Man’s Inhumanity to Man, at Brand Library and Gallery, Glendale, California, 2009

 

  • “Phoebe Beasley,” in The African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Oxford University Press, 2008

 

  • “Samella Lewis,” in The African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks

Higginbotham, Oxford University Press, 2008

 

  • “M. Hanks Gallery at 20; Maintaining the Vitality of African American Art in Southern California,” in Masterpieces of African American Art: An African American Perspective, edited by Eric Hanks, M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, 2008

 

  • “Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue: Jewish Political Artists,” in Jews and American Popular Culture, (Volume 2: Music, Theater, Popular Art, and Literature), edited by Paul Buhle, Praeger Publishers, 2007

 

  • “Harrington, Oliver (Ollie),“ in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature, edited by Hans Ostrom and J. david macey, Greenwood Press, 2005

 

  • “A Social Realist for the 21st Century: Mark Vallen at A Shenere Velt Gallery,” in conjunction with an art exhibition at A Shenere Velt Gallery, July-August, 2004.

 

  • “Remembering John Biggers, Honoring Black Women, and Advancing African American Art: Bill Pajaud at 78,” in The Artwork of William Pajaud, edited by Eric Hanks, M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, 2003

 

  • “Extending the Legacy: John Weber Returns to Los Angeles,” in conjunction with an art exhibition

“John Weber: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, at A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, August-October, 2002.

 

  • “Resistance Art in Los Angeles,” in Unmasking L.A.: Third Worlds and the City, edited by Deepak N. Sawhney, Palgrave Press, 2002

 

  • “Decades of Dignity: The Art of William Pajaud,” in The Sights and Sounds of My New Orleans, in conjunction with an art exhibition of the same name at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, curated by Samella Lewis, 1999

 

  • “Not as Strange as it Seems: Bioethics and Art,” in the catalogue Bioethics: Thresholds of Corporeal Completeness in conjunction with an art exhibition of the same name at Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, California, Side Street Press, 1998

 

  • “Working Lives: Eva Cockcroft’s Recent Works,” in conjunction with an art exhibition “Working Lives” at A Shenere Velt  Gallery, Workmen’s Circle, Los Angeles, September-November, 1998

 

  • “Ernie Barnes,” in Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, Detroit, 1997

 

  • “Jefferson Eugene Grigsby,” in Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, St.James Press, Detroit, 1997

 

  • “William Pajaud,” in Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, Detroit, 1997

 

  • “Pat Ward Williams,” in Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 1997

 

  •   “Satire,” in The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Shoaf Turner, Macmillan Publishers, Ltd. London, 1996

 

  • “Comic-Strip Art,” in The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Shoaf Turner, Macmillan Publishers, Ltd., London,

1996

 

  • “Art in the Movie House,” in conjunction with an art exhibition entitled “Projections: Intermission Images,” in the catalogue of the same name, organized by Karen Atkinson and Sylvia Bowyer, Side Street Projects, 1996

 

  • "Parallel Origins: The Artistic Visions of Lavialle Campbell and Lava Thomas," in conjunction with an art exhibition entitled "Parallel Origins" at the Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1995

 

  • "Graffiti: Public Art from the Other Side," in Notes From The Other Side, Social And Public Art Resource Center, Venice, California, in conjunction with an art exhibition of the same name, 1994

 

  • "World News: Artists Respond to the Gulf War," in World News:Artists Respond to World Events, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California, in conjunction with an art exhibition of the same name, 1992

 

  • "The Masks of Beth Bachenheimer," in Las Mascaras De Beth Bachenheimer, produced by Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Columbia, 1991 

 

  • "Not So Happy Days: The Politics and Culture of the 1950's," in The Rosenbergs: Collected Visions of Artists and Writers, edited by Rob Okun, Universe Books, 1988

 

  • "The Critical Vision of Antonio Frasconi," in Involvement: The Graphic Art of Antonio Frasconi, edited by Edith Tonelli, Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1988

 

  • "Marginality, Survival, or Prosperity: Interdisciplinary Education in Large Research Universities," in Against The Grain, edited by Richard Jones and Barbara Smith, Schenkman Publishing Co., 1984

 

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