A Brief Look:
The Art of Shabazz LarkinFebruary 9, 2021
The art of Shabazz Larkin speaks with an American voice that is rarely heard. The narratives told by BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) artists that are most often seen are those that showcase the deepest of suffering or weight of generational injustice. These stories need to be told and Larkin does tell them, but he also speaks to the joy and pride of an unstoppable segment of this nation’s population and their place in the bloodline of American history.
Interview: The Modern Pin-Ups of Photographer Shannon BrookeJanuary 4, 2021
To call California-based artist Shannon Brooke a pin-up photographer is an accurate yet deceptive label. Yes, Shannon creates exquisite images of the classic cheesecake model — but there is a voice of experimentation beyond history to her photographs of the modern-day pin-up
In Search of Intimacy:
Interview with Artist Aron WiesenfeldJanuary 25, 2021
Aron Wiesenfeld‘s painting The Last Stop depicts a young woman, maybe fourteen-years-old, sitting inside of the rusted body of a car abandoned in the desert. The title The Last Stop implies a journey, the young woman, present from the beginning and the last one at the end. Which is now her new beginning. Wiesenfeld’s piece arrives at the moment when one journey ends and a new one begins. It is moments like these that guide Wiesenfeld’s creativity.
A Brief Look:
'PDLM-003A' by Matthew WoodsonJanuary 28, 2021
In each piece by artist Matthew Woodson there is a search for something close to peace, quiet — pure silence. The adventures that take place in his illustrations do not end in tragedy or chaos, but gentle curiosity. Each is a new world to slowly fold yourself into.