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"72° Degrees in the Shade"
Pencil on Paper
"72° Degrees in the Shade."
"Animated Self Portrait Study"
This is magnificent !
This is the look niggas be givin you on the train in Brooklyn.
A social sculpture that taps into the talents of new renaissance practitioners—fellow young Harlem artists living and working here today—new renaissance sessions is an installation that functions as a gathering space for localized creative production.
Inspired by historic Sugar Hill residents who opened their homes to musicians for public appreciation, new renaissance sessions is a series of intimate performances and readings scheduled over the course of the exhibition. Artists will have their sessions recorded and shared online via SoundCloud. Visitors to the installation will either witness live performances or be able to hear the playback from past sessions as podcasts.
Domestic elements have been purchased from neighborhood Goodwill stores and will be donated back at the end of the exhibition. Many of the artists have generously loaned their visual artwork for the piece, affirming and celebrating the multi-faceted creative energy of today’s generation. *All works courtesy the artists unless otherwise noted.
Presented by Sonia Louise Davis
Thursday July 10, 7-8PM: James Tillman
Saturday July 12, 6-7PM: Tamara Renee
Saturday July 26, 6-7PM: DonChristian
Thursday July 31, 6-7PM: Ivan Forde
Affordable Studio space is now available at the Delia’s Lounge building on site of Project Row Houses located at 3409 Dowling.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat inspired fashion shoot photographed by Barron Claiborne. Published by Code magazine, March 2001.
Self Portrait: XVI, 2014
Ink, laser print collage, oil paint stick and Staonal crayon on panel, 18 x 18 inches.
Single and Successful?, 2013.
Mixed media on panel, 48 x 60 inches.
Collection of Andrew Stearn, Los Angeles.
Photo: Brian Forrest.
Kerry James Marshall
Crowning Moment, 2014.
Acrylic on PVC panel. 23 5/8 x 20 7/8 inches (60 x 53 cm).
A preview of Okwui Okpokwasili’s’ BRONX GOTHIC. See the dance for free tomorrow.
The insane, or seemingly insane, have constituted a good chunk of “outsider art” (a funny definitional tic considering the degree to which mental illness is fetishized in some circles) since the term’s inception, so it’s no surprise that When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, now in the last week of its run at the Studio Museum in Harlem, includes a few of them.