All posts tagged Golden OPEN acrylics

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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sending you all love on #MLKDAY

 

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Happy MLK Day! In memory of a great man, sharing my painting & our video tribute to his legacy:  https://youtu.be/rLxFcPjERpw . The past few years have seen a lot of racial violence and tensions; what do you think about how far we have or haven’t come since his I Have A Dream speech?

I Have A Dream 2013 painting

Today we honor a man whose voice & vision carried a movement. It seems fitting to post my “I Have a Dream 2013″ painting today. Thank you again to everyone who volunteered your voices and faces to this project – look at how beautiful we are when we come together! :-) And thank you Dr. King, for your inspiration & sacrifice. RIP.

Check out the full project (including the video!) at www.IHaveADream2013.com.

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Women’s History Month is upon us again, and to honor the achievement of woman, NoMAA is curating its annual “Women in the Heights” exhibition, where I have been chosen to debut the REVAMPED & FINAL version of my “I Have a Dream 2013″ painting! The video will also be played at the show.

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Since the painting’s premiere during MLK’s “I Have A Dream” 50th anniversary last year, I put in another 15+ hours last month (added to the over 100 hours I had already spent) to make sure all 57 people finally have a portrait. This is the first time everyone will get to see the revised and completed piece, and I am so excited to be able to share this with you all at this amazing venue!

The exhibit is FREE to attend and opening night is next Wednesday, March 5, from 6 – 8 pm:

NoMAA Gallery
178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10040

Please RSVP to nomaaprog@nomaanyc.org and see more info here. There will also be an Artist Talk on March 19 at 6:30 pm where I will be speaking. I hope to see you all there!

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After spending 15 additional hours on the “I Have a Dream 2013″ painting I created for last year’s 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s legendary speech, all the tiny portraits are finally finished!

I think a gallery show is in the works… Stay tuned!!

Visit the official IHaveADream2013.com page to see the video, and inspiration behind the project. <3

 

 

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I’ve started the new year off by spending many hours finishing all the tiny portraits that are a part of my Martin Luther King Tribute piece!

Stay tuned for the finished painting, and in the meantime you can click through the portraits above to see some of the little details, and visit IHaveADream2013.com to read more about the project.

 

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It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, leading up to the gallery show, “I HAVE A DREAM – 50 Yeas of Change,” at El Taller Latino Americano, where I have been invited to display my multimedia tribute piece to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It has been the most involved, collaborative, and intense art project I have ever done.

2013-07-24MLKexhibitThe gallery opening was on Wednesday, July 24th, and in the weeks preceding I spent over 100 hours creating a painted portrait of Dr. King, based on screenshots from the videos of over 50 people, from all walks of life, who each generously took the time to recite one line from the speech to camera.

In addition, my piece, officially titled “I Have A Dream 2013,” (below, right) includes a video montage of all the submissions I received, and that video can also be seen at the gallery, on a tablet under my painting.

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This entire experience has been so moving, and so time-intensive, that I am only now catching my breath enough to step back and appreciate what has been created, not just by me, but by the amazing people who believed in Dr. King’s dream enough, to lend their voices and faces to the project. I am ever in their debt.

The gallery show ends this Saturday, August 10th, so I invite all of you to feel free to come up to 104th and Broadway in NYC and see all of the amazing work before it closes. I am so honored, not only to be able to show alongside such esteemed and established artists such as Felipe Galindo, Martin Kozlowski, & Sylvia Hernandez; but also to be part of an exhibit curated by my wonderfully talented and gifted mentor, artist Andrea Arroyo.

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If you’d like to visit, gallery hours are Mon-Thurs 10-6, and Sat 10-1, and the address is:

The Grady Alexis Gallery – El Taller Latino Americano
2710 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York NY 10025. 212-665-9460

It’s free to attend, and I hope you can make it, but either way, more is yet to come for IHaveADream2013.com – so stay tuned! :)

xoxo,

Adesina

 

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Having so much fun making progress with this cityscape; it just never gets tiring, no matter how long it takes or how many little details I get caught up in.

Wishing everyone a creative day!

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Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Hansa Yellow Light & Sap Green = the perfect green for the stamen of a lily :-)

— And now, The lily & daffodil are done!

 

Just finished painting her face last night. Using Golden “OPEN” acrylics for the first time and they just might be my new favorite medium!