As a child you are told to let your imagination run wild, sometimes for an artist that never stops. LA born and raised, and now Portland based artist, Adele Supreme, has a pretty wicked imagination. Nasty in fact. But nasty in the best way possible. Her art illustrates the mind of a woman of tapping into her power and prowess. Her work is carnal and raw, yet whimsical in execution with her black stream of conscious linework
Delisha Renee McKinney makes whimsical illustrations that are larger than life, full of vibrant colors, textures and hidden meanings. Each piece represents another page in the story she's been working on her whole life. Her otherworldly characters represent the thin line between fantasy and reality, a whole new world sketched by McKinney, who is a self taught painter and self proclaimed nomad from the South, now practicing in Chicago.
Collected Voices, returning for it’s second year, is Chicago’s only Ethnographic Film Festival. Collected Voices was the brainchild of filmmaker Ife Olatunji of Freedom Lover Films, and was chosen as a Chicago Artists Month project last year. The festival is the first of it’s kind to bring together diverse films made in Chicago by filmmakers of color who shoot documentary and fiction films and blend together academia and art cinema. It also offers a space for diverse films from underrepresented backgrounds.
As a part of our Jazz Series "Remix" this month, we are featuring a different kind of visual art! Short films from Kinfolk Collective, our featured visual artist this month, will be shown throughout the night. Check out one of their short films "Spark It Off": A Kinfolk Manifesto on Black Art" combining historical film footage and text set to hip-hop music featuring Adam Dollar$.
LA based street artist Morley didn’t know much about street art growing up in Iowa. To him street art consisted of illegible scrawls on buildings or street signs. It wasn’t until he went to college in the street art haven of New York that he was exposed to work of that nature that could truly be considered “art.” It also wasn’t until college that Morley.
Brooklyn artist, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh found her art’s calling when she splattered the truths of women across the streets of New York. Her prolific street art campaign, Stop Telling Women to Smile, has been seen on walls and buildings all over the globe, and translated into many languages with the common thread of empowerment.
LA based artist Tonia Calderon has traveled overseas, made murals around Los Angeles, launched a small clothing and accessory brand, and commissioned many pieces for some of the biggest names in the music industry through her art. Getting fired from her bartending gig was probably the second best thing that ever happened to her.
For artist Shantell Martin, the world is a canvas. The London born, and Brooklyn based artist is best known for her clean and intricate black and white stream of consciousness illustrations flowing onto walls, canvases, objects, clothing, and any blank surface surrounding her, including skin. Making art appears to be a seamless and inherent.
Paris based Painter of the Invisible, Daniela Yohannes’ breathtaking work is as beautiful as it is intricate. Layered with symbolism and the complexities of human nature, her pieces walk the line of light and dark - there is a conversation between the two being had on canvas, spilling from her head to her brush.