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She’s Gotta Have It

She’s Gotta Have It

In his second film, some thirty years ago, Spike Lee directed and produced a quirky black-and-white artsy film called She’s Gotta Have It. It was a story about a sexually liberated black female artist living out loud in Brooklyn, at a time when NOBODY dared to push the envelope in the portrayal of black women, lest them be condemned as misogynists and exploitive. By the late ’80s’ filmmakers had c...

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SHE is the Universe…

SHE is the Universe…

Stars are my children as I give birth to galaxies. I wrap myself in nebulas like blankets and jam to the music of cosmic winds. My heart is the beat of pulsars and my rage, my rapture, my orgasms are all supernovas. My very existence is surreal. I am awesome and terrifying. And my beauty is the original and the universal. LOL… I am ego-tripping right now. But wouldn’t you if you were me? This is t...

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pgp404: a taste of Apache, revisited…

pgp404: a taste of Apache, revisited…

You know, Pangea’s AfroSocial is an evening or artistic interactive experiences designed to provoke, inspire and arouse you. It’s that different kind of a date night and/or that special girls night out. For patrons, it is that night where you can discover your inner artist using the art tools at your table (courtesy of Pangea’s Garden.) ALL PATRONS ARE INVITED TO MAKE THE ART! Or you c...

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pgp399: Chantrelle Lenoir… an interlude with an artist in her space

pgp399: Chantrelle Lenoir… an interlude with an artist in her space

“I have been painting for a little over a year now. I didn’t go to an art school or have any formal skill trainings. I have always sketched, but never because I wanted to, only because I knew how. The moment I picked up a paint brush I felt so liberated. I was able to say everything I had always wanted to, but kept bottled up for so long. I decided that this is what I wanted to do for ...

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pgp393: an Artists’ night out…

pgp393: an Artists’ night out…

At a relatively steady pace they all trickled in over the span of a couple of hours. Coming out of the frigid cold of a January winter night in Atlanta various artists and photographers made their way to city’s Apache Cafe and Lounge, all looking for random, organic moments of inspiration and community over food and drink. DJ Bluue joined us for the night, masterfully rolling out hypnotic me...

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pgp391: Taj Francis… an array of visual expression

pgp391: Taj Francis… an array of visual expression

“One of my favorite things to do, is to do artwork on functional objects. I love skateboards, but of course the most I can do on one is get from point A to B without dying, but I love them regardless.” Jamaican visual artist, Taj Francis, has a array of visual expression, mainly focused through illustration. The body of work he produces, draws influence from a Jamaican Reggae aesthetic...

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a Childress vision of Me

a Childress vision of Me

How do I sum up who Brian Childress is? Well, in his own words, he is a “Passionate, self-taught lover of the art and science that is photography.” He’s also a Lover of Jazz, and his art plays melodies that move you. Brian is funny and very down to earth. He’s always professional and respectful. But what I love most about him is that he feels me and moves me by means of his...

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pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

by Kareem Reid (westindians) “Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity– a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience. “The st...

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pgp287: Amazones of Soul by Thierry Le Gouès and Paco Rabanne

pgp287: Amazones of Soul by Thierry Le Gouès and Paco Rabanne

Amazones, a project born in 2001 between PACO “Iron Man” RABANNE and photographer, Thierry Le Gouès, is a collection of reflections with the light and metal and skin that sparks concepts of futuristic imagery. Thierry “armed” the Amazones with the Paco’s creations for an imaginative set of shoots on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, cliffs of Etretat, Brazilian beaches of Nordeste, the deser...

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pgp266: An Urban Queen in Chicago Color

pgp266: An Urban Queen in Chicago Color

Collective inspiration… the sum is far greater than the individual contributions. “I am not going to say much here; the creators of this collection have their own statements. I will say that these images are the culmination of Chi-town artists inspired by an earthSista as their muse. The collective experience is, at times, humorous and tense and always real as they all come together to...

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