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The intersection of social justice + art

A 100' mural, two installations, a print release, & auctions

I Vote Because is a 100' mural for the Murals in the Market Festival in Detroit. It is created in collaboration with For Freedoms, the ACLU, and Emgage. The ACLU & Emgage will be registering people to vote by the wall and a selfie station located in a prime photo location will be positioned to engage viewers to take a selfie and discuss why voting is important to them. Come visit, post a picture on social media and share your thoughts on the American voting system. For every voter the team registers at the wall I will add a star to the mural so we can tally in real time the effectiveness of the activation. There will be over 20 artists painting murals all throughout Eastern Market from Sept 14-22. If you're in the area come check things out- the neighborhood will be buzzing with creativity.
Mural Location
2998 Orleans St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(corner of Wilkins and Orleans)
Voter Registration Times
9/14—12p-8p
9/15—8a-3p, 5p-9p
9/16—10a-4p
9/18—9a-3p
9/22—8a-5p

...and counting; 2016; dimensions variable; toe tags, ribbon, metal, ink
If you're in NYC check out Museum of Broken Windows which is open to the public Sept 22-30th. My 2016 chrono-reactive installation ...and counting will be on view. This hanging installation of 1093 toe tags documents every police-related death in 2016. It's haunting, beautiful and this is the first time the work has been shown in its entirety.
Coming up on October 4th-7th I will be participating in the Special Project Series UNCENSORED at Moniker Art Fair, curated by Tina Ziegler and Urban Nation's Director Yasha Young. If you're in London please come through- the works promise to be thought-provoking, challenging, and irreverent- not adjectives I typically associate with art fairs. I will also be participating in a short screening of the documentary Street Heroines at the fair with a Q&A afterwards with Zahra Sherzad on Sunday Oct 7th- time TBD.
Moniker Art Fair
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane E1 6QL
London, UK

New Print Available September 24th! 

Actions of Feminists is a new letterpress print is being released by 1xRun on September 24th in conjunction with Murals in the Market and Signal Return. This long but not exhaustive list suggests feminist actions that one can do to support an intersectional shift towards womxn's equality.
Actions of Feminists
2018
24" x 10"
one color letterpress on 250 gsm Stonehenge White Paper
Edition of 40

Works Available at Auction


I'm very excited to be able to support two invaluable organizations with my work this season. You can find both works below available on Paddle 8.
 
Blinded by Power
2015
30" x 22"
spray paint on aluminum
for The Heliotrope Foundation
Objects of a Dehumanized World
2016
30" x 24"
mixed media on wood
for MOCADetroit
bidding goes live Sept 28

Upcoming Projects

HubWeek- Art Science & Technology Festival in Boston Oct 8-14
A 500' wayfinding mural at the Pittsburgh Airport
Nevertheless We Vote Parade in NYC Nov 3- all are welcome to join the parade!
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival in San Antonio Nov 7-11
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