This is a short video of my new work in the current group exhibition Rise: Love, Revolution and the Black Panther Party. It was filmed during the opening reception on February 23, 2014 at Art Share LA, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
KCRW aired a radio interview with me on the night of the opening reception.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 21, 2014, 7pm – 11pm
Art Share L.A
Artists in show: Aise Born, Akinsanya Kambon, Arnoldo Vargas, Carolyn Castaño, Charles Bibbs, Charles Gaines, Charly Palmer, Dewey Tafoya, Douglas Miles, Emory Douglas, Gene Pearson, J Michael Walker, Jose Ortiz, Kenneth Gatewood, Lili Bernard, Mark Steven Greenfield, Michael Massenburg, Mohamed Mobarak, Nate Young, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Nychole Owens, Pablo Cristi, Pamela Mower-Connor, Paul Goodnight, Raoul De La Sota, Richard Duardo, Rosalind McGary, Sam Durant, Samella Lewis, Shepard Fairey, Shuji Nishimura, Sonya Fe, Stuart Rapeport, Tamara Natalie Madden, Tito Delgado, Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, Turner Lange, Tony Ramos, William Cordova.
Below are still images of my new work in the show.
The work is inspired by the famous quote of Black Panther, H. Rap Brown. He said, “Violence is as American as Cherry Pie.” There is no trace of Cherry syrup on the innocent toddler, suggesting that she is unblemished by the stain of racism and will grow up to reject the hatred thrust upon her in her childhood environment, and embrace love instead.