The Faculty of the Canyons Artwork Gallery will current a public artist discuss with Kumasi J. Barnett to accompany his solo digital exhibition “Kumasi J. Barnett: The Superb Black-Man and Different American Tales,” at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The digital exhibition will probably be on view from Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Friday, April 2, 2021 on the gallery’s web site.
The digital presentation of latest works by Baltimore-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett highlights the artist’s ongoing exploration of race, class, gender, sexuality, politics and different modern points in the USA. Drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of comedian books, Barnett remakes these traditional narratives into incisive commentary on modern tradition. The comedian books used for these work are sourced from Barnett’s personal assortment, which he began at a younger age.
“I’m excited to have the ability to carry Kumasi J. Barnett and his paintings to our neighborhood—just about that’s,” mentioned COC Artwork Gallery Director Pamela Lewis. “He’s a vitally vital artist partaking vitally vital cultural points by means of his work.”
Barnett alters the covers of outdated comedian books to rework traditional good versus evil tales into a mirrored image on the issues that plague society: systemic racism, police brutality, company greed, and political corruption. In Barnett’s work, beloved tremendous heroes like The Hulk and Spider-Man are reimagined. The Hulk turns into The Media’s Thug. Spider-Man turns into The Superb Black-Man, his tremendous hero’s iconic crimson and blue masks and go well with obliterated and changed with fastidiously painted denims, a brown face, and what has turn into an equally iconic garment for the reason that homicide of Trayvon Martin: a grey hoodie.
To attend Barnett’s free public artist discuss by way of Zoom, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extra Concerning the Artist
Kumasi J. Barnett’s works have been exhibited each in the USA and overseas, together with at Lowell Ryan Tasks, BravinLee packages, the SPRING/BREAK Artwork, Metropolis Lore, Con-Artist Collective, The Arsenal Gallery, Sulphur Tub Studio, and The Brooklyn Public Library.
His museum exhibitions embrace the Zeitz Museum of Modern Artwork Africa in Cape City, South Africa; The Boca Raton Museum of Artwork, and most lately the Verge Middle for the Arts in Sacramento.
Barnett offered a solo sales space with Lowell Ryan Tasks at The Armory Present in 2020, within the Focus part curated by Jamillah James.
Barnett presently teaches on the College of the Artwork Institute of Chicago, and his work has been featured in Artforum, Ammo, Vibe, Hyperallergic, Huffington Put up, Autre, Artnet Information, and The Guardian, amongst others.