ART SHOW

FOOD FOR ART

featuring art in Amy Ruth’s restaurant 

THE COLORED MUSEUM 

images collected from the play written by George C. Wolfe

 

click the links below for one of my favorite scenes……..

 

 

ASAFO ARTISTRY

website: 

http://www.asafoartistry.bigcartel.com/products?page=2

instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/asafo.artistry/

 

 

Inspire By Tyler

visual performing artist, Chicagoan, Spelman Aluma, #artbae

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IG:

https://www.instagram.com/inspirebytyler/

WEBSITE:

https://www.inspirebytyler.com

 

 

Dodgyn Over Everything

“More then a clothing line its a lifestyle” Fitness/HipHop/Art/Fashion Mixed in a huge NYC pot

graphic artist 

IG: @dodgynnets

CONTACT: dodgyn1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

FOREVER ESTHERR

visual artist

Visit: https://society6.com/foreverestherr

IG: @4everestherr

 

 

 

 

JALEEL THE CREATOR

illustrator/graphic designer

Visit: http://www.jaleelcampbell.com

Facebook: Artwork by Jaleel Campbell

IG: @itsjalethal

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO SADALAND

VISIT: http://www.sadabysarah.com/

IG: @sadafashions

 

 

 

 

 

ART OF MERE

VISIT: https://artofmere.com

IG: @artofmere_

 

 

 

 

 

ART BY JLENEE CREATIVE

@JLENEECREATIVE : http://www.jleneecreative.bigcartel.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART BY LAVAN WRIGHT: TATTOO ARTIST. DESIGNER

lavandesigns@gmail.com            lavantattoos@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

MELANIN MAYFLOWERS

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRELUDE

 

 

 

ART BY BASQUIAT

 

 

 

ART BY KEHINDE WILEY

 

 

 

ART BY JAZMINE  HAYES

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Painting of yours truly 🙂

WOMEN OF BLACK HISTORY

 

 

 

ART BY DANE TILGHMAN

 

 

 

REMEMBERING KEITH HARING

 

 

 

FOR THE LOVE OF FRIDA KAHLO

 

 

 

ART BY SOPHIA DAWSON

IG: @iamwetpaint

For inquiries email iamwetpaint@gmail.com

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HIS NAME IS LOUISIANA BEEDY & THESE ARE HIS TRILLUSTRATIONS

VISIT: http://www.louisianabeedy.bigcartel.com/

IG: @louisiana.beedy

Medium: Acrylic On Stretch Canvas

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16″ X 20″ RIHANNA

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24″ X 30 B.I.G BLUNTS

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24″ X 30 DEATH ROW PAC

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18″ X 14″ EMOTIONS

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14″ X 18″ BACK DAT AZZ UP

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18″ X 14 BEBE’S KIDS

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14″ X 18″ KARI FAUX AS ERYKAH BADU

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14″ X 18″ MADONNA & TUPAC

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14″ X 18″ MR & MRS WARREN

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14″ X 18″ TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY

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24″ X 30 BIG PIMPIN

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14″ X 18″ BOB MARLEY ASH TRAY

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24″ X 30″ BOOSIE

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14″ X 18 BLACK LOVE

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10″ X 12″ I GOT THE HOOKERS

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SOUL SISTA SERIES by: Rujean Deville Lafleur

VISIT: http://www.ruevilleart.com

INSTAGRAM: @dlafleurart

 

 

 

ART BY ANNIE LEE

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ART OF AFRO PUNK 2016

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BLACK GUYS GIFTED SERIES: men’s fashion as art

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Vintage Photo of Young Guys in Chicago

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Dapper Bearded Gents: Photography by Collis Torrington

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Young Men in Black

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FAITH RINGGOLD BOOKS

Some of the most amazing children’s books with the best artwork.

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THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS-were nine Black teenagers falsely accused in Alabama of raping two white women on a train in 1931.

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CENTRAL PARK 5- Five men of color were tried and convicted for assault, robbery, riot, rape, sexual abuse and attempted murder of a white woman in 1990. These men spent six and 13 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.

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JENA SIX- were six Black teenagers in Jena, Louisiana convicted and charged with attempted murder for fighting a white student in 2006.

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SKATE-CHIVES

roll-er-skate

NOUN 1. each of a pair of boots, or metal frames attached to shoes, with four or more small wheels, for gliding across a hard surface

VERB 2. glide across a hard surface wearing roller-skates.

EXAMPLE: Skate-facts for all non-skaters:

  1. No, it’s not roller-blading. It’s called roller-skating.
  2. No, we do not only skate to all 70’s and disco music.
  3. Yes, it’s similar to the film Roll Bounce but it’s not as corny.
  4. If you come skating as a non-skater. The rule is faster skaters on the outside and slower skates on the inside. Don’t worry roller-skaters forget too.
  5. No, people of all age ranges roller-skate. It’s not just for older people.
  6. No, it’s not just dancing on skates. There are different styles.
  7. No, it’s not roller-derby.
  8. No, we don’t skate on ramps outside.
  9. No, it’s not just a skate party. It’s a culture.
  10. Yes, you probably still don’t get it but that’s fine.

UNAPOLOGETIC SKATERS-(If you click fast enough you might feel like you’re on the skate floor.

 

 

 

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BLOODLINE STATEMENT

Bloodline questions the relation of hair, identity, and the preservation of one’s culture in the form of hair braiding. African hair braiding is one of many hair techniques that has survived for centuries. It is an act of cultural preservation, ­a heirloom, and tradition passed down from a mother to child. It connects the identity of ones ancestral African lineage to black culture today. Hair braiding transmits cultural values between generations and expresses bonds between friends. Braids symbolize unity: separate parts of hair interlocking to create a new whole.

As a young Black woman, so much of my identity has been erased. Honestly speaking, if I went to Africa tomorrow it would be an unknown and very new land to me. As much as I want to connect to my ancestral linage (Africa), it’s a culture that I’m still unfamiliar with. For centuries, Blacks have been fighting to find themselves in a land that has stripped them from their identities. The idea of hair braiding connects the two worlds. It’s the one thing I feel I still have from my bloodline of ancestors: the one thing that has not been erased.

ARTIST: Jazmine Hayes      CONTACT: jazhayesart@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://www.jazminehayesart.com      INSTAGRAM: @jazminelovine

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TWO BRAIDS, 2015 Pen on paper. 15×22 inches

2.Nina

NINA, 2015 Pen on paper. 15×22 inches

3.BraidedBantuknots

BANTU KNOTS, 2015 Pen on paper. 15×22 inches

4.Sacred

SACRED, 2016 Acrylic and paper on canvas 24×30 inches

5.Remake of Braided Bantu KNots

REMAKE OF BRAIDED BANTU KNOTS, 2016 (Commissioned for Myrtle Avenue’s Black Artstory) Acrylic and paper on glass, 5×6 feet

6.Yemaya

YEMAYA, 2016 (Commissioned for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute) Mixed Media 11×14 inches

7.Oshun

OSHUN, 2016 (Commissioned for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute) Mixed Media 11×14 inches

8.Untitle(wip)

SISTERS (WORK IN PROGRESS) Pen on wood. 18×24 inches

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WHAT’S UNDERNEATH?

Lingerie as art.

featuring Sada Fashions by Sarah Dawson

CONTACT : sadafashions@gmail.com (for custom designs)

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COLOR BARS STATEMENT

Police Brutality toward African Americans and other people of color is, like slavery, part of the birth of this nation—real, systemic, and devastating to all of us. – (Police Brutality, an Anthology)

The non-indictments of the officers involved in the murders of both Mike Brown and Eric Garner resulted in an increase in consciousness among the citizens of this country. A number of headlines and protesters responded to these two cases and other instances of police brutality as their stories unfolded. I felt that as a visual artist and mother of a young black son I needed to do more than to react to each incident as it came along.

These paintings share the narratives of the mothers of victims and their attempts to achieve justice. I do so to purposely encourage more people to empathize with the struggle of these women. I recognize that although not everyone can relate to the murder of a man of color, almost everyone can relate to a mother’s loss of a child. Every Mother’s son is a series of portraits of women both past and present whose sons were killed due to police brutality and racism. By portraying these women together I emphasize the passage of time and how this issue has existed for generations.

Time is stressed in order to remind the viewer that police brutality is a historical issue. Through research I exemplify that policing in America began as a way to capture fugitive slaves and later to maintain a population of free blacks. By revisiting and comparing slave laws, fugitive slave laws, and the contemporary justice system, I aim to change outlooks for the future. I believe that recognition of these truths is the first step on the road to transformation.

The color bars are metaphors for the bars our society has formed around African American culture, specifically through law making and policing. All visual media today is based on the balance of these color bars. The colored stripes in each piece reference media blocks on television sets, or contemporary Instagram and Facebook feeds. These tools play an important role in how each case of police brutality is displayed to the public. I use the color bars to serve as a stop sign in order to force viewers to pay attention as these stories are told from a different perspective.

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Color Bars 1. Televised Mixed Media on found object The television is wrapped with articles on police brutality cases from 2010-2015. 2015

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Color Bars 2. Every Mother’s Son IV (Mother and Sister of Eric Garner) Acrylic on Wood 48″ x 48″ 2014

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Color Bars 3. Love/Hate (Homage to Radio Raheem) Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas 48″ x 72″ 2015

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Color Bars 4. Unlawful Assembly Acrylic on Canvas 40″ x 72″ 2015

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Color Bars 5. Strange Fruit (Portrait of Radio Raheem in Transition, Homage to Eric Garner) Acrylic, Oil, Resin and Canvas Collage on Found Object (door) 3’x6′ 2015

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Sophia Dawson: I AM WET PAINT

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Every Mother’s Son 1 (Portrait of Mamie TIll and Kadiatou Diallo) Every Mother’s Son II (Portrait of the mother and uncle of Emmett Till and Frank Graham and Constance Malcolm- parents of Ramarley Graham)

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Every Mother’s son 3 (portrait of the mother of Mike Brown, Leslie McSpadden) Acrylic on fabric 36×48 2014

INSTAGRAM: @iamwetpaint

FACEBOOK: I AM WET PAINT

CONTACT: iamwetpaint@gmail.com

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