ART BY SOPHIA DAWSON
BLACK BEAUTY IN HISTORY
ART BY KADIR NELSON
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……..
Inspire By Tyler
visual performing artist, Chicagoan, Spelman Aluma, #artbae
Dodgyn Over Everything
“More then a clothing line its a lifestyle” Fitness/HipHop/Art/Fashion Mixed in a huge NYC pot
JALEEL THE CREATOR
Facebook: Artwork by Jaleel Campbell
WELCOME TO SADALAND
ART OF MERE
ART BY JLENEE CREATIVE
@JLENEECREATIVE : http://www.jleneecreative.bigcartel.com/
ART BY LAVAN WRIGHT: TATTOO ARTIST. DESIGNER
ART BY BASQUIAT
ART BY KEHINDE WILEY
ART BY JAZMINE HAYES
WOMEN OF BLACK HISTORY
ART BY DANE TILGHMAN
REMEMBERING KEITH HARING
FOR THE LOVE OF FRIDA KAHLO
ART BY SOPHIA DAWSON
For inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
HIS NAME IS LOUISIANA BEEDY & THESE ARE HIS TRILLUSTRATIONS
Medium: Acrylic On Stretch Canvas
SOUL SISTA SERIES by: Rujean Deville Lafleur
ART BY ANNIE LEE
ART OF AFRO PUNK 2016
BLACK GUYS GIFTED SERIES: men’s fashion as art
FAITH RINGGOLD BOOKS
Some of the most amazing children’s books with the best artwork.
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:
- No, it’s not roller-blading. It’s called roller-skating.
- No, we do not only skate to all 70’s and disco music.
- Yes, it’s similar to the film Roll Bounce but it’s not as corny.
- 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.
- No, people of all age ranges roller-skate. It’s not just for older people.
- No, it’s not just dancing on skates. There are different styles.
- No, it’s not roller-derby.
- No, we don’t skate on ramps outside.
- No, it’s not just a skate party. It’s a culture.
- 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.
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: email@example.com
WEBSITE: http://www.jazminehayesart.com INSTAGRAM: @jazminelovine
Lingerie as art.
featuring Sada Fashions by Sarah Dawson
CONTACT : firstname.lastname@example.org (for custom designs)
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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