Catalogue for two solo exhibitions in the spring of 2016: "The Revolution Will Be Painted," Christopher Stout Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and "The Revolution Will Be Painted: Deux," Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD. Click here to preview/order the catalogue.
The anthem introducing this catalogue was originally published in ART21 Magazine, December 2014. I adapted Gil Scott-Heron’s poem to express my belief that revolutionary acts are part of the process of painting: with seeing, its changeability and the power of subjectivity. It is a textual version of that same urge. I read through all the art books I have, collecting sentences that jumped out at me, describing work by everyone across the ages from Willem de Kooning and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Cecily Brown and Edouard Manet. I fit those lines into Scott-Heron’s cadence, using excerpts where the writer hits on that flame you find in good painting.