Sunday, September 30, 2012

beFORE we .......

Fore, before we .......

Nov 8, 2012 - Mar 10, 2013
Fore is a non-thematic group presentation reflecting a multitude of ideas, approaches and processes. Featuring twenty-nine emerging artists of African descent living and working in the United States, the exhibition brings a new generation into the forefront of visual and critical dialogue.
Jennifer Packer "Joyce" 2012

This show is a that the Studio Museum of Harlem puts on every year where they compile some of the best artist in America.  I am very proud to know Nate Young from Saint Paul area one of the dynamic artist featured in this show.  If you have an opportunity to please do go see this show.

Toyin Odutola, S.C., 2011

Here is the run down of the artist in this show.

Firelei Báez / b. 1980, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Sadie Barnette / b. 1984, lives in Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Beasley / b. 1985, lives in New York, NY
Crystal Z. Campbell / b. 1980, lives between New York, NY and Amsterdam, NL
Caitlin Cherry / b. 1987, lives in New York, NY
Jamal Cyrus / b. 1973, lives in Houston, TX
Noah Davis / b. 1983, lives in Los Angeles, CA
Abigail DeVille / b. 1981, lives in New York, NY
Zachary Fabri / b. 1977, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Kenyatta Hinkle / b. 1987, lives in Los Angeles, CA
Steffani Jemison / b. 1981, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Yashua Klos / b. 1977, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Eric Mack / b. 1987, lives in New York, NY
Harold Mendez / b. 1977, lives in Chicago, IL
Nicole Miller / b. 1982, lives in Los Angeles, CA
Narcissister / b. 1971, lives in New York, NY
Toyin Odutola / b. 1985, lives in San Francisco, CA
Akosua Adoma Owusu / b. 1984, lives in Alexandria, VA
Jennifer Packer / b. 1984, lives in Philadelphia, PA
Taisha Paggett / b. 1976, lives in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA
Valerie Piraino / b. 1981, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Nikki Pressley / b. 1982, lives in Los Angeles, CA
Jacolby Satterwhite / b. 1986, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Sienna Shields / b. 1976, lives between Brooklyn, NY and Rainbow, AK
Kianja Strobert / b. 1980, lives in Hudson, NY
Jessica Vaughn / b. 1983, lives in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY
Cullen Washington, Jr. / b. 1976, lives in Brooklyn, NY
Nate Young / b. 1981, lives in Minneapolis, MN
Brenna Youngblood / b. 1979, lives in Los Angeles, CA

Kenyatta Hinkle had a great show at The Bindery Project two weeks ago and it was a smashing success.On her bio she describes herself: Multimedia Interdisciplinary artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle was born in the West End of Louisville, KY in 1987. In 2009 she received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting where she studied traditional African Art forms with Dr. Leslie King Hammond, which had a profound impact on her work. She is also an Alumni of the New York Studio mobility Program in 2008. Hinkle’s passion for cultural awareness through community arts has led her to work with various communities in Baltimore City and Brooklyn, NY promoting self-esteem and empowerment for youth through the arts.

Hinkle is the recipient of many awards and honors including the prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate Study, National Scholastic Silver Portfolio Award, and the Emerging Leader Award from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2007 and 2008 Hinkle received full scholarships through the Maryland Institute College of Arts Office of Admissions and the Mentoring Network for travel to Spain, Morocco, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for independent research concerning cultural identity and perception.

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