Posts tagged with "speaking"
August 20, 2014
A recent studio experience was the subject of this essay that I submitted to Girls Get Busy. Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports artists, writers and musicians. It is curated by Beth Siveyer. I am grateful for this opportunity to share why I create this work, in an international platform, such as this magazine. Often times I think about the experiences I have had that I haven't written or spoken about publicly. This is one where, through sharing, I am hoping to connect...
January 27, 2014
As a resident artist at the Lauderhill Arts Center, I have the opportunity to curate exhibitions in the gallery space. My month is this March. I have known for months that I had this time to create an exhibition. I was not able to come up with a new project and work with the limited resources that I have. I dreaded moving forward. I was not aware that I have been creating the content for this show all along. It took a year and had various collaborators. I concept for the show in March came to...
September 30, 2013
This piece originated four years ago, in a Target store in Atlanta. I was in town for my friend's graduation. As we shopped in the store, we walked through the toy aisle. I saw the wands and wondered if anyone else saw what I saw. I saw a phallus. It made me think wonder, what kind of toys are we giving our children to play with? I wanted to be very blunt and I thought about attaching these wands to male silhouettes.
September 23, 2013
We have all heard the songs and seen the videos, but have we stopped to consider the consequnces of the strip club and how it effects our perception of others?
September 16, 2013
I was an an art event last week with a friend of mine. I was showing her my new work on my iPad when two artists approached us. They had glimsed the images and wanted to know more. The men asked a lot of questions about my work. The same questions I address in these videos. As I spoke about the work and showed them images, they wantedto know what sparked the work and what it was about. As I carried on through the Targets and got into the Strip Club Signs, one of the men began to undertsand the...
February 12, 2012
Last Wednesday, I had the wonderful opportunity to share my work. I was one of a few artists participating in 5 Minutes of Fame. MOCA of North Miami provides artists to share their work with others through a slide presentation followed by Q & A. I discussed the work that lead me to where I am today in my art. I showed a few pieces that have never been shown in public before. My work was well received. I got a few shocked faces in the crowd, but people loved the work and asked very...
February 07, 2012
A Reflection and Celebration of the Black Historical Journey through Art Lauderhill Arts Center 5450 NW 19th STreet Lauderhill, FL 33313 Opens February 4, 2012 6-9pm