Sax, Sol (a.k.a. Sol'Sax). (active Brooklyn, NY, 2006)

Bibliography and Exhibitions


New York (NY). Trans Hudson Gallery.
November 14-December 16, 2000.
Solo exhibition.


ATLANTA (GA). Wertz Contemporary.
Parallel Economies.
February 3-March 4, 2006.
Exhib. cat. on CD with essays by Franklin Sirmans, Gean Moreno and Odili Donald Odita. Artists included: Radcliffe Bailey, William Cordova, Rashawn Griffin, Odili Donald Odita, Carl Pope, Sol' Sax, Michael Tedja. CD.

BRONX (NY). Bronx Museum of the Arts.
One Planet Under A Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art.
October 26-May 26, 2002.
84 pp. exhib. cat., color illus. Group exhibition of 60 works by 30 artists. Curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee. The first exhibition to examine the transnational impact of DJ-ing, rapping, and break dancing on contemporary art. Artists include: Edgar Arceneaux, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sanford Biggers, Brett Cook-Dizney, Renée Green, David Hammons, Glenn Kaino, Kori Newkirk, Chris Ofili, Adrian Piper, Nadine Robinson, Douglas Ross, Sol Sax, Gary Simmons, Coreen Simpson and Susan Smith-Pinelo. [Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, October 30, 2003-January 11, 2004.] Oblong 4to, wraps. First ed.

BROOKLYN (NY). Brooklyn Borough Hall.
The Second Annual Symbols of Spirits Exhibition.
September 26-October 7, 2014.
Group exhibition of traditional African artefacts drawn from the Eric Edwards collection, exhibited alongside recent work inspired by the collection. Included: Roger Beckles, Howard T. Cash, Milton Edwards, Izell Glover, James Hoston, Jamillah Jennings, Gerald Jones, Otto Neals, Sol Sax, Vumelani Sibeko.

BROOKLYN (NY). Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Open House: Working in Brooklyn.
April 16-August 15, 2004.
Exhib. cat., illus. Curated by Charlotta Kotik and Tumelo Mosaka. Includes over 300 works in all contemporary art media, made since 2000 by 200 Brooklyn artists. Included: Terry Adkins, Nicole Awai, Nayland Blake, Louis Cameron, Francks Deceus, Leonardo Drew, Delphine Fawundu; Rico Gatson, Satch Hoyt, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon, Dave McKenzie, Karl McIntosh, Wangechi Mutu, Kambui Olujimi, Lorenzo Pace, Thabiso Phokompe, Nadine Robinson, Sol'Sax, Dread Scott, Danny Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Fatima Tuggar, Arlington Weithers, and others.

BROOKLYN (NY). MoCADA Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art.
The Pulse of New Brooklyn: A Review of Works of Art by Contemporary Black Artists.
May 18-August 19, 2006.
Group exhibition. Artists included: Derrick Adams, Aisha Bell, Francks Francois Deceus, Chester Higgins Jr., Wangechi Mutu, Otto Neals, Donovan Nelson, Lorenzo Pace, SOL-SAX, Dread Scott, Danny Simmons, Javaka Steptoe, Mickalene Thomas, Willie Torbert, Kehinde Wiley.

BROOKLYN (NY). Skylight Gallery, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
Confrontation or Commentary: The Role of Political Art in Society.
January 24-March 13, 2004.
Exhibition curated by Danny Simmons. A critical outlook on a range of contemporary issues including police brutality, Black feminism, governmental intervention and African religion as a spiritual vehicle for cultural change. Artists include: Derrick Adams, Sheila Batiste, Simone Leigh, Bradley McCallum, Jacqueline Tarry, Sol Sax and Dread Scott.

BROOKLYN (NY). Smack Melon.
January 17-February 22, 2015.
Group exhibition mounted in response to the failure of a grand jury to indict a white New York City police officer for the chokehold death of an unarmed black Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. Curated from an open call for work. Included (among others): William Cordova, Damien Davis, Nona Faustine, Kameelah Rasheed, Sol Sax, Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas. [Review: Holland Cotter, "Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries," NYT, January 22, 2015.]

BROOKLYN (NY). Smack Melon.
January 17-February 22, 2014.
Group exhibition. Curated by: Smack Mellon's current Studio Artists Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison and Dread Scott. Artists included: Derrick Adams, Doba Afolabi, Kimberly Becoat, Sanford Biggers, Michael Paul Britto, Crystal Z. Campbell, Colin Chase, William Cordova, Brandon C. Cox, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Oasa DuVerney, Stevenson Estime, Rico Gatson, Tomashi Jackson, Steffani Jemison, Olalekan Jeyifous, Ann Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Coby Kennedy, Nsenga Knight, Anthony D. Lee, Vidho Lorville, Mario Moore, Nyeema Morgan, Jason Patterson, Jessica Ann Peavy, Mauro Pinto, Issa Randall, Kameelah Rasheed, Sol Sax, Dread Scott, Rudy Shepherd, Jeffrey Sims, Bayeté Ross Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, Dareece Walker, Daryl Wells.

BROOKLYN (NY). The State of Art Gallery.
The Painted Word: Classic Works of Urban Art.
June 17-July 16, 2000.
Group retrospective exhibition of NYC area graffiti art shown here through painting, documentary photographs, sculpture, and conceptual art. Curated by Franklin Sirmans. Artists included: Basquiat, Daze, Sol'Sax, et al. In collaboration with the Martinez Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition Urban Mythologies.

CHICAGO (IL). G.R. N'Namdi Gallery.
Do the Yale Thing.
January 24-March 21, 2014.
Group exhibition. Curated by Dexter Wimberly. Included: Rushern Baker, IV, Endia Beal, Mark Thomas Gibson, Richard E. Lewis, Mario Moore, and Sol Sax.

LONG ISLAND CITY (NY). Sculpture Center.
Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York.
May 15-July 31, 2005.
Exhib. cat., illus. Group exhibition. Curated by Mary Ceruti, Anthony Huberman and critic Franklin Sirmans. Included works by 28 artists and artist teams, both known and new artists. Included: Leslie Hewitt, Navin June Norling, Sol'Sax, Roberto Visani.

February 8-March 22, 2002.
Group exhibition curated by Kenny Schachter. Artists include: Sanford Biggers, Sol Sax, Susan Smith-Pinelo.

NEW YORK (NY). Exit Art.
Paradise 8.
January 16-April 3, 1999.
Group exhibition of work by 106 artists. The second project in an experimental program of new curatorial initiatives. For this project, Exit Art invited eight New York-based independent curators to work collectively, exposing the role of the curator in contemporary culture: Pip Day, Dominique Nahas, Odili Donald Odita, Kenny Schachter, Ingrid Scaffner, Franklin Sirmans, Henry Urbach, Martha Wilson. Artists included: Laylah Ali, Edgar Arceneaux, Bili Bidjocka, Curtis Cuffie, Kira Lynn Harris, Romuald Hazoumé, Howard McCalebb, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJSpooky), Olu Oguibe, William Pope.L, Rob Pruitt, Sol Sax, Fatimah Tuggar, Gloria Williams.

NEW YORK (NY). Rush Arts Gallery.
15 x 15: Celebrating Rush Arts Gallery's 15th Anniversary.
September 15-October 28, 2011.
Group exhibition of fifteen artists. Curated by Ingrid LaFleur. Included: Sanford Biggers, Michael Paul Britto, Barron Claiborne, Renee Cox, Tahir Hemphill, Ayana V Jackson, Lennon Jno-Baptiste, Simone Leigh, Kalup Linzy, Angelbert Metoyer, Wangechi Mutu, Navin June Norling, Kenya (Robinson), Sol'Sax, Diane Wah.

NEW YORK (NY). Rush Arts Gallery.
I Dreamed My People Were Calling.
November 29, 2012-January 25, 2013.
Group exhibition. Curated by Danny Simmons. Included: Sol Sax, Imo Nse Imeh, Margaret Rose Vendryes.

NEW YORK (NY). Rush Arts Gallery.
It's Bigger than Hip-Hop.
April 14-May 26, 2001.
Group exhibition. Curated by Derrick Adams. Included: Kareem Black, Mark Lee Blackshear, Terry Boddie, Michael Paul Britto, Quashelle Curtis, Keith Duncan, Stevenson Estimé, Cacy Forgenie, Jamal Ince, Lennon Jno-Baptiste, Jayson Keeling, Antoine Louisgrand, Stella Magloire, Diana McClure, Navin June Norling, Richard Rose, Sheila Prevost, Sol Sax, Eddy Steinhauer, Kehinde Wiley, Malik Yusef, et al.

NEW YORK (NY). Skoto Gallery.
This is Lagos.
July 17-September 13, 2003.
Group exhibition. Included: photographers Howard T. Cash and Femi Bankole Osunla, and sculptors Osaretin Ighile and Sol Sax. [Review: Holland Cotter, NYT, August 8, 2003.]

NEW YORK (NY). Triple Candie.
The Reality of Things.
May 30-July 11, 2004.
Group exhibition. Included: Sol'Sax and Shinique Smith.

NEW YORK (NY). UBS Art Gallery.
Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20 Years of Public Art.
June 30-September 9, 2005.
Group exhibition celebrating 154 works. Included: Terry Adkins, Candida Alvarez, Willie Birch, Houston Conwill, Maren Hassinger, Jacob Lawrence, Whitfield Lovell, Valerie Maynard, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Juan Sanchez, Sol Sax, Michael Kelly Williams, Philemona Williamson. [Also published as catalogue, 2006, with texts by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres Monacelli.]

PLYMOUTH (NH). Drerup Gallery, Plymouth State University.
Sol'Sax and Dread Scott: Life, Liberty & Pursuit...
January 31-March 9, 2007.
Two-person exhibition. Curated by Catherine Amidon.

TEMPE (AZ). Arizona State University Art Museum.
The Other Mainstream: Selections from the collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn.
January 22-April 23, 2005.
48 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Text by Marilyn Zeitlin. Included: Belkis Ayón, John Bankston, Willie Birch, Robert Colescott, Brett Cook-Dizney, Marita Dingus, Kojo Griffin, Jacob Lawrence, Kerry James Marshall, Beverly McIver, Faith Ringgold, Sol'Sax, Joyce Scott, and Kara Walker.