BLACK APPEAL

(2019)

BLACK APPEAL was birthed in response to the questions: “What is the appeal of Black Culture? “What would America be like if we loved Black People as much as Black Culture?” This experiential activation was meant to challenge stereotypical portrayal and perceptions around Black Culture. The work included in this exhibit span the conversations of  diaspora, reclaiming narrative, generational trauma and appropriation amongst many topics. In this information age African-American’s hold great influence across multiple industries, yet how is it so much of the culture gets praised over the safety, equity and advancement of Black People.



‘PERFORMANCE’








‘PROCESS’
















INDIGOREV

(2015 - 2018)




















LOCCO LINGO

(2013 - 2018)

LOCCO LINGO DEVELOPED IN A HAIR SALON, HEROIK ENTERTAINMENT,
LOCATED ON DEGNAN BOULEVARD IN LEIMERT PARK. ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BE A SPACE FOR MY PEERS AND I TO SHARE AND SHARPEN OUR CRAFT, I DIDN’T SEE THE TRAJECTORY OF WHAT THESE GATHERINGS QUICKLY BECAME. I LOOK BACK WITH SO MUCH GRATITUDE; FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORTED AND THE HUNDREDS OF ARTIST WHO SHARED THE STAGE OVER THE YEARS. THERE’S DEFINITELY SOME STORIES MISSING BETWEEN DAMAGED OR LOST HARD DRIVES, BUT I THINK THIS IS A PRETTY DOPE ARCHIVE, I.Y.K.Y.K!




LOCCO LINGO FLYER GRAPHIC 001, TRU








LEFT TO RIGHT: A. MATHIAS, JUPITER JAY, TRU
RASUAL, MOTHORO & YAIR BAILEY





















PHOTOGRAPHED: TRU, SHANGO & YAIR BAILEY, SHAKA BAKA