Published in the Kalfou journal

My journey to New Orleans for the Black Arts Movement Conference led to another exciting opportunity. I am pleased to announce that my artwork and thesis for Black-\Blák\, will be published in the upcoming Spring 2017 issue of Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies.

Kalfou is is an academic journal published by the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California in Santa Barbara. My writing will be in the featured section, “Art and Social Social Action.” There will be a few photos of artworks to accompany the written essay.

Thank you to those who supported my New Orleans conference trip; I could not be accepting this invitation to Kalfou if I had not attended the BAM conference. I look forward to the next publication and I hope you grab a copy.

 

Habits of Survival Opening Reception

Habits of Survival

Upcoming solo show on campus!

I’ve been working hard preparing for my show in Rachel Cooper Gallery. Here is a preview of what I will exhibit…

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Resistance isn’t easy

I haven’t been posting as much as I should.

Vulnerability can be a problem when it comes to making the work because there are too many options. I have so many ideas generating them into reality can be intimidating.

I drove home immediately to pour over a book on black feminist cultural criticism. I felt unsure I may not be depicting this black experience justly even though I desperately want to share.

It’s go time.

It’s time to put it out there and I’m afraid of choking. I cannot let doubt win.

Full Body Portrait

This is the first session of a full body portrait

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Salon Propaganda

I found these images in Underground Barbershop and BNBC.

Large Nude Progression

This a detailed progression of Large Nude. I wanted to share some thoughts and strategies leading to the finished product of my first ambitious drawing. There will be more nudes to come!

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