When we got to El Teatro Campesino, the performance of the Popol Vuh for that night had been canceled. Something was going on with the stage lights. The woman in the box office looked at me like she was scared of me. I’m not used to getting that kind of look. You could tell that … Read moreSon Puppets to Juárez by Monique Quintana
“They even told me, ‘You could pass for white if you hadn’t married a colored man.’” – Una Mae Carlisle, The Baltimore Afro-American, 1948 For generations, light-skinned multiracial people have challenged notions of racial hierarchies. They have been given preferential treatment compared to their darker-skinned family members, neighbors, and friends. Yet they have also endured the … Read moreMixed, Black, and Proud: The Ups and Downs of Mixed Women in the Jazz Age by Hannah Grantham
BY: TAYO OMISORE To think back to 2011, with The Internet’s debut project Purple Naked Ladies, it seemed unlikely that the lovechild of Syd, Steve Lacy, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, and Christopher Smith, could rise to prominence in shadow of Tyler’s towering enigma. When asked about the likelihood of their success in hindsight, Syd … Read moreReview: “Hive Mind” by The Internet
About the EP: After working through a lot of trauma and taking the time to heal and allow self love and acceptance, I finally felt ready to let go. “Inner Child’s View” is a feeling-provoking collection of songs that bring sounds of deep dissonant reflection. The EP is the first base to my independent artist … Read moreListen to: Lē
Artist name : Milo Models: Brandon grey , Corwin Body painter: Winsome Photographer: Landyn pan Artist Statement: To be a black man in any community. Especially being queer & growing up, people often paint us in images & colors about how we’re supposed to talk, look, and act. They pain us how we’re “supposed” to be based … Read more“Colored Canvas” by Myles Baron
A Note From the Artist: These shirts are based on my mom’s upbringing in Salvador, Bahia. They include images, paintings, and stitches of old photographs taken of family members and friends throughout the years, dating back to the ’70s. My sister and I modeled these looks as tribute to our upbringing and family history. Special … Read moreGal Gelbard Fashion
About the Artist: Passionate about fostering the connections made possible only through shared vulnerability, Brunson is a practicing human at his core. As a Black man who grew up in South Carolina, he has always been cognizant of his race and the work it does in the world’s various spaces. For the last three years, … Read moreIndependence Day by Alex Brunson
About the Artist: Alicia Russo is an artist and art historian from Brooklyn, New York. Born to a family of Ecuadorian immigrants and Italian-Americans, her ethnicity often informs how she navigates her role as a young creative. She is dedicated to exploring how visual histories contribute to collective socio-cultural perceptions, and often, our contemporary racial dynamics.
Vilifying faceless figures of power has always been present in my life and the lives of those closest to me. It only recently became the focus of my work. My latest paintings depict the battles and bandits that inhabit my own lived, socio-economic codex (clout, grind, impotence, layaway, racket…). Each one of these “themes” serves as an umbrella that presides over the canvas. If I am to scrupulously manifest the images that I propose to create, I need to live with the villains as well as poke at the basis of my own internal conflict with poverty. My goal is to destabilize, work through, and overthrow. When that is done, I will gift what I have discovered to my family and to any others that inhabit the lowest rungs of the tax bracket.