Goings On About Town: Carl E. Hazlewood at Welancora Gallery

Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, April 15, 2022

Most of New York City’s galleries are clustered in districts. (See the lately ballooning scene in Tribeca.) But some spaces are destinations in themselves. Two decades ago, in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, the insightful Ivy Jones opened Welancora, a Black-owned gallery anchored by the work of Black artists, long before every big-box gallery in town began jumping on the diversity bandwagon. In the airy parlor floor of a brownstone at 33 Herkimer Street, Welancora is showing (through May 7) the abstractions of Carl E. Hazlewood, a Guyanese-born American artist, who is also an accomplished curator and writer. In Hazlewood’s hands, simple means—plastic mesh, cut paper, pushpins, fabric, metallic string—assume formally and intellectually complex dimensions.




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