Legacy- Pop Up Art Gallery

Art & culture


Pop Up Gallery

Blanc Magazine, a completely unique and innovative luxe print magazine with a brand new perspective of Fashion, Art, and Music, in partnership with multinational media and digital marketing communications company, Dentsu Aegis Network, will soon launch  ‘Legacy’ – a pop-up art exhibition celebrating black artists and the contributions of the African American arts community.

This private viewing will feature the works of some prominent African American visual artists based in New York. Guests will have the opportunity to take in Hip Hop-influenced oil paintings by Amar Stewart, photographs from mercurial existentialist photographer, Thomas Clark, and a series of screen-printed pieces by Aretha Busby.

Amar Stewart

Amar Stewart: As a quiet, often shy kid, Amar quickly learned that his creative interests were a great way to express himself and pay homage to his inspirations – one of those inspirations was Hip-Hop. Drawn to the biographical elements in the lyrics and the sampled beats, he felt it made for the perfect soundtrack to his life and began painting his favorite Hip-Hop artists. His first significant collection, The Masters, was a series of oil paintings featuring famous Hip-Hop artists dressed as 17th-century aristocrats. He has since exhibited works alongside names such as Banksy and Adam Neate.

Thomas Clark

Thomas Clark: From the steps of his St Albans House, home of many cultural American icons, including John Coltrane, Fats Waller, and Ella Fitzgerald, to the border of Nepal and India more than forty years later, this fantastic photographer graced the streets of the world with an uncanny sense for still images in motion. Through his art, Clark expresses his concerns about the everyday realities of the cultures and places that he encounters. He strives to use his work to build bridges of awareness.

Aretha Busby

Aretha Busby: Aretha Busby’s latest installation, Tolerably Black, frames an understanding of the experiences of enslaved people who ran away, as well as contemporary impacts of slavery in US society. Busby explored the idea of what it means to be “tolerably” black in today’s society through various mediums, including a video, audio pieces, period costumes, six nooses hung from the ceiling as well as framed, and unframed wanted advertisements. Through her work, Busby desires to educate and spark discourse in multicultural environments.

Following the reception, the exhibition will be open for four weeks, during which time all displayed works will be available for purchase. All exhibiting artists will also be donating 10% of sales to charity.

For more information on the exhibiting artists, please visit their respective websites.

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