My selection for the fall season is not one show but one artist: the painter and multimedia artist, Lavar Munroe. Lavar has three solo shows opening practically simultaneously this month: “Rudeboys Like We“ at Jack Bell Gallery in London; “Devil in a White City” at Meadows Museum of Art in Shreveport, Louisiana; and, finally, in his hometown of Nassau, at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, with a 10-year survey, entitled “Son of the Soil,” that runs from September 13 through December 2.
Lavar was selected for a solo position at VOLTA NY in 2015, three months prior to exhibiting in All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor at the Venice Biennale, and we’ve observed him expand his practice literally and metaphorically, as his research has brought him to Tambacounda (Senegal), Paris, and New Orleans, where he claimed his turf by creating a monumental sculpture out of cardboard and discarded Junkanoo costumes, among other objects, for Prospect.4 New Orleans.
“Lavar Munroe: Rudeboys Like We“ is on view at Jack Bell Gallery, London, September 7–21, 2018.
“Lavar Munroe: Devil in a White City” is on view at Meadows Museum of Art, Louisiana, September 13, 2018.
“Lavar Munroe: Son of the Soil” is on view at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, September 13–December 2, 2018.