The painter Grace Lynne Haynes takes a joyful path through some fraught topics. Her exuberant palette, elaborate sense of pattern and striking, quirky taste in beauty combine to unpack the intersections of race, gender, American history and the arts of Europe and the African diaspora. Her paintings and collage-based works embody in the fusion of their aesthetic notes and mixed materials the very multifaceted existence she describes from her lived experiences. Her exhibition of new work, “Shades of Summer,” follows on a year that included being named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Artists Under 30, and a fellow at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal Residency in Dakar.
Band of Vices, 5376 W. Adams Blvd., West Adams; Opening reception postponed from March 21; like many galleries, they hope to reopen in April. BandofVices.com.
A message from the team at Band of Vices: “We look forward to honoring Grace Lynne Haynes and YoYo Lander properly, when it is safe and the threats of COVID-19 have been diminished.”