New projects; returning favorites — fine art at work

I’ve been working on a few new projects, one of which is inspired by landscapes. So here are a few of my favorites grime the last year. 

I’m also excited to share Kimani Gray and DeAunta Terrel Farrow at the next Viral: 25 Years from Rodney King show, curated by Daryl Wells. 

Here’s some great pressing the Venice show. 

LA Exhibit Traces 25 Years of Artistic Responses to Police Brutality – The Creatirs Project

he course of the 25 years since Rodney King. For curator and community arts organizer Daryl Elaine Wells, whose brother died under suspicious circumstances in 2013, the work is also deeply personal. “This show was put together in honor of my late brother, Paul, who had been harassed by police throughout his life,” she writes. ” 

The artists protesting 25 years of police brutality – Dazed 

“Like many people who came of age in the nineties, the Rodney King beating was a huge moment where the problem of police violence became undeniable,” Wells explains, of the black LA taxi driver who was filmed being beaten by police in 1991. “But the Rodney King incident, compared to those of today, looks almost quaint… Today, we have images of killings on camera, including a man being mauled to death by police dogs while bystanders cry out in disbelief – and these people haven’t even been charged! There is so much of this kind of evidence that people are starting to become numb to it.”

Viral: 25 Years From Rodney King – The Wonderfully Important New Show At SPARC – Blogtown 

“The show is interactive, as you walk the timeline around the room from 1991 – 2016, with all the visual art complimented by audio listening stations for music and spoken word poetry.”

Five things we learned from artists fighting police brutality – Huck Magazine   

4. Women are the driving force behind Black Lives Matter

When Wells launched Art Responders, she wanted to focus on representing those most affected by police brutality: black males. But the majority of the work she received was by women.

“Women are quite dominant in the BLM movement,” she says. “The tag line was created by women, many of the actions are planned by women and some of the most impassioned testimonies are coming from female family members of victims.

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