New York

New York

“Frequency”

The Studio Museum in Harlem
429 West 127th St
November 9, 2005–March 12, 2006

Curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim

No one could blame you for thinking that “Frequency” will likely be a reprise of “Freestyle,” Thelma Golden’s cele- brated 2001 survey of young black American artists, which presciently showcased the work of Laylah Ali, Julie Mehretu, and Rico Gatson, then in the liftoff stage of big career arcs. But four years have passed, and while the new crop of young hopefuls in “Frequency” may include a few names already familiar from New York gallery shows—Adam Pendleton, Jeff Sonhouse, Kalup Linzy—the bulk of the exhibition’s thirty-four artists are relative newcomers from places like Notre Dame, Indiana, and Costa Mesa, California. Their presence will give viewers a rare opportunity to be surprised—again.