Artist Kori Newkirk transforms everyday images and objects--often drawn from African-American and pop culture--to explore issues of race, gender, and place, in what the artist calls "ghetto-fabulous conceptualism." He came to the art world's attention in 2001 with a life-size silhouette of a police surveillance helicopter painted with hair pomade on the wall of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Now he is best known for his signature curtains composed of plastic hair beads arranged to form the images of cityscapes and suburban landscapes. His work is currently on view in Black Refractions.
Employing paint, fiber and photographs, and 'things' YOU have the opportunity to work with this renowned artist to create an artwork using "what you have to produce what you want" with guidance and inspiration from Kori. All paint will be provided, but please plan to bring photographs, fibrous materials, and small objects of any kind.