Jeffrey Grant – Soft Target
Jeffery Grant is based in Portland where he works as an Art Education lecturer at College of Agricultural Science and Education (CASE). His work consists of abstract sculptural forms made from wood. He attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and attained a BA in Education in 2008.
Jeffrey Grant – Twisted Heart
Yrneh Gabon – Black Mexican Story
Yrneh Gabon Brown is a New Genre/interdisciplinary media artist. His work deals with sustainable environmental issues in a socio-political and historical context. Gabon Brown is an international artist, based in Los Angeles, who illuminates his subject matter through interdisciplinary visual art and activism (performance art). His extensive travels have helped him to frame his ideas.
Yrneh Gabon – Holding My Breath
Gabon conducts relevant research that will inform and shape the aesthetics of the final artistic outcome and activist response. His research questions, informs and analyzes the findings to shape the focus of the work of art, which will symbolize the body of work. The final art image often includes a combination of sculpture, video, photography, painting, performance, and/or installation. Symbolism and the use of metaphors are the foundation of his art practice.
Nathan Cunningham – Dance with a lady
Pulling from his life and surroundings Nathan Cunningham creates detailed and colourful drawings that relive past experiences.
Nathan Cunningham – Greatness is what brings all of us together
Shoshanna Weinberger – Midnight Selfies with One Sunset
My work explores the complexity of heritage, assumed norms and confronts the complexities of cultural ambiguity and peripheral identities. The work is rooted in an exploration of my Caribbean-American heritage, the consequential implications and experiences of racial identity, and external perception of racial categorization. Referencing adolescent memory, body image, and our current xenophobic rhetoric, I render my muses along a spectrum of character types and marginalized bodies. Some are excessive, sexualized, and quirky. Others are passive or dominant, a culmination of figures that ultimately question standards of beauty and identity.
Shoshanna Weinberger – Tropical Tan
The Sunset series is the newest iteration from a body of work entitled Invisible Visibility. The series dives into an autobiographical history, one of an intersectional identity that commonly falls into cultural ambiguity. Both works in Summer Exhibition, “Tropical Tan” and “Midnight Selfies with One Sunset”, explores a personal relationship with invisible blackness, alienation and passing. The gridded “Selfie” installation references the contemporary fascination with instant, reinvented and created personas found on the social media platform. Placing one single sunset is surrounded by drawings that I deliberately cover-up, these “black-out” drawings signify hidden, censored and obscured identities. Displayed to reference specimens these images become a collection of portraits with psychological distance. As a result, the works allude to my personal relationship with otherness and “Double-Consciousness”.
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My work explores patterns of black diaspora through the lenses of shape, colour and composition. My work often includes themes of what it means to be black in the “New World”, that being the West. The focus of my work is to incorporate black individuals, pushing them to the forefront, and allowing black beauty and culture to be represented in a positive manner.