Ebony L Haynes is a writer, curator, and currently the director of both Martos Gallery and Shoot the Lobster. Despite the wicked ass Nor’Easter, she made the trek to my kitchen to sit down and talk about her life and work. We discussed the “Invisible Man” exhibition with which she re-launched Martos Gallery last year, perceptions of what constitutes “Black art,” being from Canada, Freud’s mouth, the work of artist Jessica Vaughn, whether or not selling out is still a thing, the failings of cultural capital, and why it’s important for her to help artists make money. We’re sponsored this week by any and all apps tangentially related to art.
If you’d like to read the review I wrote about Jessica Vaughn’s “Receipt of a Form” at Martos Gallery last fall, you can do so here.