UTA Artist Space here in Los Angeles is currently hosting, Renaissance Noir, a virtual exhibition from June 9- July 3, 2020. The show features works from 12 emerging Black artists and is curated by Myrtis Bedolla, the owner of Baltimore based gallery, Galerie Myrtis.
This body of work addresses, informs, and investigates Blackness via historiographies of Black artists’ narratives: the state of mind and state of being Black. The inspiring body of work spans across 40 years. Power and resilience exudes through the works and offers a space for grace, for reclaiming, for teaching and for vocalizing, alchemizing trauma to look towards something greater. A part of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Artist Relief, which is providing grants to support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featured artists include Tawny Chatmon, Wesley Clark, Alfred Conteh, Larry Cook, Morel Doucet, Monica Ikegwu, Ronald Jackson, M. Scott Johnson, Delita Martin, Arvie Smith, Nelson Stevens and Felandus Thames.
View the full exhibition on UTA Artist Space’s website at the link below.
“Renaissance: Noir is more poignant than ever as we share these thought-provoking works which depict the social, political, and historical journey of the Black experience through intergenerational narratives.”