December 14, 2021

News – Upcoming Group Show

My collaborative self-portrait with my eldest kitten, Sasha, was accepted by AHA Fine Art for the upcoming group show , “Cat Daddy”. Co-curated by Jody MacDonald.
Open Reception is this Friday, December 17, 6-9pm. At 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn.
On view Dec. 17-Jan. 16

Journal

I feel frustrated with working 6-7 days a week at the moment.

I’m trying to take photos everyday again.

Making art gives me that distance away from thinking about my self-confidence, worrying about if I’m good enough.

It feels like being suspended in the place I go to when I sleep. I make something that seems familiar, or something what I want to see.

And having my photos small & accessible to me is like having one’s keys in their pockets. I like to go back and visit. My worlds, my collection of artifacts.

Research & Inspiration

On Photographs by David Company

“Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures” (YouTube)

Cat Craffam

African American Art by Sharon F. Patton

Giles Corey (Album) by Giles Corey

“Little Dark Age” by MGMT

Photography Zines

Sizz

Black & White vs Colour, a debate that never was

The Anonymous Project

Heteronym

From, On Photographs
Was looking for the source for the Giles Corey album cover art and Reddit led me to this.

Perceiving a summer memory

A dream: An invisible man in a non-hostile world

“And then the dust falls”

Long ago, summer meant time away from school.
Idyllic and comforting
There was time for everything
The time to truly play

To all the invisible people: I hope we find each other after the dust falls.

Recent Influences:

YouTube: Photographer Andre D. Wagner’s essay “On Being a Black Photographer” by CBS This Morning

YouTube: Making a Photobook with Wesley Verhoeve by Framelines

YouTube: Conversations | Photography Talk | The Future(s) of Photography by Art Basel

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Ralph Ellison Memorial on 150th Street and Riverside Drive

Raymond Moore Photographer, uploaded by David Moore

Recurring Thoughts:

Nihilism (Epistemological & Existential)

Maroon (My internal Maroon Space)

Running away & escaping

Upcoming Art Exhibition: OPEN ENDED

Fable Jones Studios is curating a new group show this month: OPEN ENDED. Five of my pieces will be shown alongside a number of other visual artists of various mediums.

Opening Reception: Next Saturday, June 12th 6pm-9pm
Exhibition: June 12th – June 27th

Location: 56 Bogart Street Studio 118

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Artist Talk: Documenting Urban Change

About this Event

Land dispossession both historically and in modern times has affected the experiences of people of color all over the world. Whether through colonialism or gentrification Black and Brown people have had to grapple with the real challenges brought on by population growth, capitalism and greed.

In the third artist talk from our virtual exhibition series “West Harlem Arts: Resilience 2021,” we bring together four intergenerational artists that are all documenting the urban environment and using their voice to record and bring attention to this ongoing dilemma. Join Cathleen Campbell, Daisy Ruiz, Jonas St. Juste and Nicole Goodwin as they share their experience documenting the land, people and places that they call home.

Saturday May 22, 2021 at 4:00pm

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This event is presented in conjunction with “West Harlem Arts: Resilience 2021,” a virtual exhibition series from The Children’s Art Carnival and Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano on view until May 22, 2021 at WestHarlemArts.org.

West Harlem Arts: Resilience 2021 is part of The Children’s Art Carnival ‘s New Normal Skills Development Series, presented in partnership with Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano.

Virtual Community Workshops, Establishing Your Community Practice Workshops, New Normal Skills Development Series, and Sunday Salon @ The Children’s Art Carnival are made possible with funding from West Harlem Development Corporation.

To learn more about The Children’s Art Carnival: Click here

To learn more about Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano: Click here

To view the West Harlem Arts: Resilience 2021 Exhibition: Click here

🥳🎉 Harmonize, a group exhibit, Brooklyn, NYC

I’m happy I’m getting another chance at this gallery (3rd time in a row).

A couple of my work will be presented at a group show, Harmonize, by Fable Jones Studios

Harmonize is an exhibit blending a multitude of artistic voices and expressions into a fine tuned ensemble of ideas, perspectives and imaginaton. Please join us for the opening ceremony to uplift and celebrate these incredible artists. Their accomplishements and dedication to self expression add color and wonder to our world. Come and enjoy this phenominal exhibit with us, all are welcome.

Please note all guests must RSVP, mask are mandatory and there will be temperature checks at the door, to keep all of our guests safe.

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