Lauren Fensterstock: Impermanent Conditions
“With so much turmoil on the ground, I've turned my eyes to the sky for wisdom. Moody storms. Ominous comets. Dying stars” states Fensterstock. “Weather events and celestial sightings are a historically rich location for the projection of human anxiety, hopes, and fears. Mosaics highlight the tension between small parts and a whole.
The Lost Negatives: The Black Panthers
“In a certain way, I was groomed to be an artist,” Scales said. His father gave him a 35mm Leica, his first camera, when he was 11. At 13, he began to photograph Black Panther Party leaders Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael and Eldridge Cleaver, which were published in The Black Panther Paper between 1968 and 1971.
- Miss Rosen for The Undefeated
“As an artist, I’m confronting my relationship with the color blue, Indigo, and materials cotton and rice in the context of their origins as commodities born of violence and enslavement,” says Gbadebo. “I’m interested in the whole system that produced these materials and how its memory has been treated. Furthermore, through the usage of Black human hair, the narratives I’m interested in depicting actually are the work itself.”
-Miss Gabrielle Leung for Hype Art
Barbara Earl Thomas
“Grace is that moment when you have a thought, and then you pause,” Thomas said. “There’s a possibility for re-interpretation so that the thing that might have happened doesn’t happen because you have taken a pause. What you give to the other is that moment of grace, which gives you a chance for a different outcome. The story can change.”
- Miss Fiona Ye for The Daily