Friday, December 10, 2010

Winner of the 2010 William H. Johnson Prize

I feel so honored to be this year's winner of the William H. Johnson Prize. This prize is awarded annually to an early career African American artist. Some of my favorite artists have one over the years--Sanford Biggers, Dave McKenzie, Rodney McMillian and Edgar Arceneaux.

"God's Army," "3 Black Sculptures" and "Twin cities (Pittsburgh and Rio)," from the series Double Vision

Photography Exhibition at the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal

I am currently participating in the international photography exhibition at the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal. I am showing the photo series "Double Vision" for the first time.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

BRIC GALA covered in the local NY Times section

A graduate student at CUNY's Journalism school covered the event. Check out the article--

Kind of a goofy picture. The writer asked me to pose next to my auctioned photo.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Opening at Hendershot Gallery Sunday October 24th

Doubleslide will be featured in this three-person exhibition at Hendershot Gallery before it heads down to Miami for the Scope Fair. A catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.


BRIC's Gala took place Tuesday night. I was pretty excited when my photo "Double houses" (pictured above) was auctioned off higher than the value listed. I think I may need to raise my prices :-)

Featured in article back "home"

One of Trinidad and Tobago's daily newspapers--Newsday, published an article about me and my work last Sunday...Needless to say my parents are very proud,129274.html

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I am being honored this month at BRIC Arts Gala

BRIC Arts I Media I BKLYN, a contemporary art, performing arts and community media organization (the folks that also present Celebrate Brooklyn concerts each year) is honoring me along with 19 other artists at this year's gala. The event will take place on October 19th at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Days of Yore Interview

Check out this interview I just did with Days of Yore--an online site of interviews with visual artists, writers and musicians. Some really good folks in there (George Saunders!!)

Dancer/Danger T-shirt

Bite exhibition--I've made t-shirts!!

I've driven by this sign many times and I each time I pass by I think about the first time I saw it and read it as "DANCER". The second time, I realized my folly. For this exhibition I decided to do something I haven't done before--make a t-shirt. The image was applied using a heat transfer process. It is an edition of 25.

Bite Exhibition at Third Streaming

I am currently participating in BITE: A Street Inspired Art and Fashion Exhibition at Third Streaming in Soho, NYC through November 6th

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Library Project profiled this month in the Caribbean Review of Books

I was thrilled when the Caribbean Review of Books asked if they could run a piece on the ACA Foods Free Library in their bimonthly journal. The article includes an interview and several images from the project. It feels good to be included in something outside of a strictly visual arts realm.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Inbound: Houston Book

I'm starting to put together some pieces for the Inbound: Houston catalog. I'm realizing that I'm less interested in it being a straightforward catalog and more excited about it being a book that is tangentially related to the billboards. So far I know it will include a conversation between myself and the amazing Paul Ramirez Jonas. I am also trying to find a creative writer to create a literary piece for the book. Lehze Flax, a wonderful graphic designer will design the book.
My hope is that it will be completed before my school begins again in the fall.
More soon...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I've been gone for awhile.

Somehow teaching always takes over, pushing my art aside until the day graduation caps are thrown up in the air (tomorrow's the day!).
So the ACA Foods Free Library project opened in March--it was super exciting. Some locals were skeptical, not believing that the books were really free (the only catch being the promise to return them). But once we discussed the impetus for the free library and why I wanted to create it, they were excited too.

The children's section was sweet--books nestled among cookies, biscuits and all things sugary. We placed the political books among an array of hot peppa sauces, which seemed like an obvious location and cultural books in between energy drinks with names like Secret Stallion and Bedroom Bully (oh, Jamaica!).
I haven't been back up to Hartford recently to but hear that people are still using it. Here are some pics.
My hope is to create this project in other cities with a high concentration of West Indians.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Here's the list of books locals will be able to check out at the ACA Foods Free Library in Hartford

I hope all of the books will come in by Thursday--here's the tentative list

Install at ACA Foods, Hartford, CT

Most of the books have come in for the ACA Foods Free Library. I will head up to install the books among the various provisions. Photos soon!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

ACA Foods Free Library

I'm getting ready to install a library inside ACA Foods, a West Indian grocery store in Hartford, CT. It will be part of "Rockstone and Bootheel," an exhibition on contemporary caribbean art at Real Art Ways.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Website Launch

I have finally finished my website!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Blog gets a face lift!

Though my plan is to create Inbound: Houston in another city (Chicago? please?), I've decided to shift this blog away from being project specific. I'll just use it to post general info and updates on my work.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Catalog coming!!

Great news! I just secured funding for the creation of a catalog/book for Inbound:Houston. I need to find a designer to within the next month to get things going. Right now I'm in the process of finishing up my and adding images from the project. I can finally add a video section!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Real Fiction

Joel Love created the musical score with video editing by Grant MacManus.


I created two videos to accompany the musical compositions which were orginally created for drivers to listen to while viewing the billboards. Paul Wadle created the score and the lovely Grant MacManus edited them.