After all of the time that has passed, I am still in utter disbelief. Not only are we in the midst of a global pandemic, but our nation is also confronting centuries-old issues of racism and inequality. This moment is defining our lifetime; I am hopeful for a positive change.
I started my gallery because I saw a need and did something about it. I recognized that there were not many opportunities for photographers of color in the fine art world, especially those from the African diaspora. There are many talented artists that are trying to get their work seen and appreciated. I am honored and privileged to work with artists that are adding to the conversation about race in America, grateful to shine a light on them and their work. I saw a need and did something about it.
I believe that artists are dialed to a different level of sensitivity and through their work, a visual conversation can be had. I think it is through these conversations that we are able to impact real change. A dialog has to be had; we have to confront the issues at hand. I have shown provocative work; I am interested in the visual conversations it creates. I am proud of exhibiting work by underrepresented artists. The work that is being created right now due to the protests won’t be ignored; it can’t!
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