Holy Moly!! This month has been crazies. Yer girl just wrapped up gift guide styling for People StyleWatch, Essence Magazine (I’m soooo antsy to spill the beans about this one, I’ll have to wait til it’s on the shelf). I even squeezed in some propping jobs for Travel and Leisure, Brides Mag and Nine West! wowswers. This lil maker is pooped….buuut not that pooped.
JUNKPRINTS + PYRAMID HILL MUSEUM
Next week my very first museum show opens in Ohio at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Museum in Hamilton. Look ma, a freaking Museum! I’m thrilled, honored and humbled to be sharing Explorations In Nude with fine folks of Ohio. The show will be on display October 21st – November 12th, 2016
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum in Ohio. The show open October 21st 2016. 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road,State Route 128,Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Since the Brooklyn exhibition of Explorations In Nude folks expressed interest in print from the series. I struggled with producing prints for this series because I wanted to make sure that I didn’t short change the originals. Most artwork is experiences in some form of reproduction and in some ways that is great because it makes it more accessible but in the case of 3D work it’s can be a bit problematic. This series plays a lot with shadow and I was concerned that the 3d element would get lost in reproductions. So I kind of shelved the idea of prints until I had the amazing opportunity to partner with TWYLA. We meticulously worked together to ensure that the integrity of each piece is well represented in these limited edition prints. Six junkprints pieces including Studded as well as The Goo Inside from the Explorations in Nude series are now available in certified numbered limited editions. These can be purchases directly through TWYLA
BK35 CANADA LOVE
Squad Love. My team over at Brooklyn35 collective and I will be heading to Canada to celebrate the release of the La la la video. I co-directed this video along with Tough Dumplin. Ya’ll know I love me some Canada, specifically Toronto. I’m especially feeling the love given that I currently reside in a nation that has a presidential candidate that is into ‘pussy grabbing’ and a police force that is hell bent on executing Black folks. Given all of that I’m excited to be supporting the collective, sharing work, getting up with my Kitchener and Toronto folks. Mark your calendar 11/12 it’s going down. McCabe’s Irish Pub Kitchener 352 King St. West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B7. See the facebook page to rsvp and for more deets
SHOP IN PERSON
Shop Junkprints. I know this is the part that ya’ll been waiting for. I’m participating in a Holiday Pop Up shop along with the ladies Love project crew! Just in time for the holidays. I’ll be releasing some new items in the athletic wear. More on that later. For now please hold the date. The event will be taking place in the Lower East Side, NY, NY on Saturday Nov. 26th
PHILADELPHIA ARTS MURAL
I was selected to participate in Philadelphia Arts Mural Training program. Guess who will be sharpening up those skills and throwing color all over some walls? Me 🙂 Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Can’t wait to dive deep into this and get some community based larger scale projects under my belt.