“Cinema Remixed and Reloaded” is a daring, bold, innovative look at black women artists and video art. This historical survey examines an intriguing and unbounded scope of work, including experimental film, projections, and installations. Creative projects by established artists who became interested in time-based media several decades ago, such as Camille Billops, Barbara McCullough, Howardena Pindell, and Adrian Piper, are presented alongside such midcareer artists as Berni Searle, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and Carrie Mae Weems, who continually garner international acclaim.Works by emerging artists, including Elizabeth Axtman, Debra Edgerton, Lauren Kelley, Jessica Ann Peavy, Pamela Sunstrum, and Lauren Woods, are also featured. While exploring personal experiences and dissecting popular visual culture, the artists in “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded” provide relevant views on several important topics – memory, loss, alienation, racial politics, gender inequities, empowerment, and the pursuit of power.

For Body of Painting, Gnter Umberg has placed his own oeuvre within the context of images by other artists with whom he feels a special affinity. The other artists featured include Jasper Johns, Sigmar Polke, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Jessica Stockholder, Gerhard Richter, Brice Marden, Robert Ryman, Piero Manzoni, Andy Warhol, Jo Baer, Ingrid Calame, Helmut Federle, Dan Flavin, Sam Francis, Hans Hoffman, Oskar Kokoschka, Jonathan Lasker, and David Reed, among others. Together, these works create a discursive dialogue which allows viewers to grasp relationships of both harmony and discord among a multiplicitous network of texts, with surprising and engaging results. Umberg’s own pieces can definitely be counted among the many highlights of this collection–his paintings break the bounds of the visible; they form imaginary fields of extreme openness whose velvety blackness both envelops and releases the viewer.