Sexuality, Black Female Identity & Empowerment from Mickalene Thomas
African American BLM Manet Mickalene Thomas PRIDE SPECIAL Women Empowerment
ITS PRIDE MONTH AND WE KNOW IT! Something that we strongly believe in, is in women empowerment and lifting each other up! An artist that truly embodies this belief through her art is Mickalene Thomas. In her texturally rich paintings, the Artist examines the popular characterization of celebrities like painters Edouard Manet & Henri Matisse, sexuality and black female identity (especially issues around African-American gay and lesbian identities...). 1. Photo by Avery Jensen. In an interview with Art Basel, Mickalene Thomas stated “The gaze of my work is unapologetically a black woman's gaze loving other black women''. -Simply bold and admirable! This Yale-trained Artist also takes inspiration in...
Pride, Loss and Love from Félix González-Torres.
Felix Gonzalez Torres LGBTQ+ Pride Special Two clocks
ITS A PRIDE MONTH SPECIAL There are exceptional well-known artists that have proudly represented the LGBTQ+ community in the past decades. Félix González-Torres is a great example of an artist that was able to deliver true pride through his art! While also raising consciousness of AIDS, and protecting the gay community against repression. Felix, born in Cuba, died in 1993 at the age of 39 of AIDS. To dive you deeper into his work, it’s essential to present to you this artist’s life partner, Ross Laycock. Everything about González-Torres’s artwork had to do with Ross as a muse and as a partner...it's...