I'm back, fresh from gallery Twenty two located in Charlotte, N.C.. Thanks to my homie and fellow artist Switch, who got into a Skate deck exhibition which had its opening last night. I've painted decks and shown them before so I'm not a toy at it. This just happened to be the first Skate deck exhibition I've been a part of in Charlotte. Gallery Twenty two is a dope space with a built on bar. My man John Hairston, Jr. had some decks in the exhibition as well. All in all I enjoyed the night and the atomsphere!
So, here's what I'm crazy hyped about though, I have a SOLO next spring at SCSU( South Carolina State University). This came about through an artist who I look up to by the name of Michaela Pillar Brown. She's a true artist, who's always traveling doing residencies. Anyway, she gave a few artist ,which I was included in that ,the contact information of the Fame gallery's coordinator/ curator. I contacted him. He paid me a visit and viewed my work. The rest is history. He told me I would have full reign over the gallery for my exhibition! I was bugged out by that. I asked him was he sure about that and us replied" yes". I started spazzing right in front of him. He even said he build some pieces if I needed it. WOWZERS! Yes, I felt like I was in Artist heaven!
I began my normal process of rough sketches for the paintings that will be a part of the exhibition. I decided o wanted it to be a process people could follow, so I got in contact with Miles Rainey-Whitby of Mighty Gesture. Miles is an artist who works in design, photography and videography as his chosen medium. He's been making some very DOPE videos for the emcees in the Soda City. We linked up to discuss a mini documentary for my solo exhibition, which is in the process. We also enlisted my friends and fellow artists MIDIMarc and Sunday Morning to score it. I forgot to mention these gentlemen are producers, so you know the music will be orginal and customize just for the mini documentary. Damn! I'm excited to see this all come together!
Oh yeah, my solo exhibition is titled"BEYONDER". I will explain more about it and the process at a later date....EL Luminate!