Devan Shimoyama’s Vision of a Dazzling Black Future

By Antwaun Sargent
Devan Shimoyama: Daphne's Prayer, 2016
A reading list for black futurity—what might it contain? The paintings in Devan Shimoyama’s “Shh…,” a small recent show at De Buck Gallery in New York City, offer some recommendations. Each of the six large glittering collages, painted in oil and acrylic and adorned with the artist’s signature rhinestones, sequins, and fabrics, shows a lithe harlequin figure with bejeweled, searching eyes. Devan Shimoyama’s “Cry, Baby” was at the Andy Warhol Museum through March 17, 2019. The catalog, Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby, is published by the Andy Warhol Museum. [More]
"Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby," a cataslogue published with the exhibition "Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby." Hardcover, 100 pages, 60+ illustrations; Published by The Andy Warhol Museum, 2018
Devan Shimoyama: Midnight Rumination, 2019