Opens September 6. On view through October 23
Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
"Washington artists respond to the graphics of Black Panther artist Emory Douglas with sculpture, paintings, photography and multi-media installations. The exhibition features Emory Douglas and members of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (“AFRICOBRA”): Jeff Donaldson, Akili Ron Anderson, James Phillips, Jae Jarrell and Wadsworth Jarrell. Collectively, they create a powerful lens to the socio-political landscape of the late 1960s and 70s that helps to visualize the 1967 Black Panther Party 10-point platform addressing issues of freedom, employment, economic exploitation, affordable housing, education, war, police brutality, prison, due process, and access. The exhibition also includes artists examining these same issues 50 years later, including: Holly Bass, Wesley Clark, Jay Coleman, Larry Cook, Tim Davis, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Shaunté Gates, Amber Robles Gordon, Njena Surae-Jarvis, Simmie Knox, Graham Boyle, Beverly Price, Jennifer Gray, Sheldon Scott, Frank Smith, Stan Squirewell and Hank Willis Thomas.
September 10, 6-9 pm: Opening Reception
September 26, 6 pm: "All the Power to the People!" Artist's Talk with Emory Douglas
September 29, 6-8 pm: Film screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
October 8, 2-3:30 pm: The Creative Process of Bringing Truth to Power: The Art of the Black Panthers and AFRICOBRA
October 15, 2-3:30 pm: Riffing on the Legacy of the Black Arts Movement
Messages curated by Tim Davis featuring artist Michael Platt,
Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski, Ulysses Marshall,
and Tamara Madden at Art Basel, 2015.
International Visions Gallery and consultants is pleased to collaborate
with MOCADA, Donnaamarie Baptiste, Dejha Carrington and their
sponsors and hosts to present “Messages”. Messages is continued work
and visions of four artists as they continue to explore truth, hope, despair,
suffering, admiration of the journey of people of color. Their subjects –
“the marginalized and the survivors” – exist in spaces that are sometimes
simple, complex, surreal, discarded –However, they are not alone: memories echo, and history hovers. Michael Platt is widely recognized for his fusion of digital and conventional photography, drawing, and printmaking as a means to explore/expose “the human condition...in particular, the history and experiences of African and African Diaspora culture.” Ulysses Marshall paints the things he values; family connections, the individual’s dignity and worth and the rich history of African American culture. His paintings that seem very intuitive and at times naive, but through his exploration the viewer will see power, mood, tranquility, peace, sorrow, sadness and so many other emotions.
Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski uses culturally “classed” materials to
create 2-D and performative work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She is interested in using the future as a site of experimentation, as well as a space to gain freedom and visibility around the conversations of race, gender, sexuality, and class. Tamara Madden paintings explore the spiritual, social, spiritual, and cultural identity of people of African Ancestry. Her intent of her work is to be a voice for ‘everyday folk’ that are overlooked and shunned because of station in life. Many of the individual portraits are of Jamaican people who are a part her
heritage and a catalyst for her work.
On December 5, Fade to Black III will open its doors at 11AM for
“Messages” located at Miami Art Space 244 W. 35th St. Miami Florida in the Wynwood area. Also featured is a panel discussion on Art and Social Justice and a collector’s forum from 3-5. The Fade to Black annual Party begins at 10pm.
All events are free and open to the public.
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