The exhibit features representational and figurative, geometric and lyrical abstract work of local artists working in photography, mixed media, and painting. Our diverse artistic styles and images defy cultural assumptions about black art being only representational and figurative. In fact, artists who happen to be black, produce work that is widely varied in its content and style. The Black by Popular Demand exhibit blends the work of three generations, both genders, and multiple styles of art. The artists are considered emerging and emerged. They are formally trained and self-taught.
Percy Davis, muralist, painter
Laura Palmer Edwards, mixed media
Rufus Faulk, painter
Ekua Holmes, mixed media, collage
Derek Lumpkins, photographer
Destiny Palmer, painter
We, the artists, are affiliated with Discover Roxbury, a community organization that enhances social, cultural and economic development in Roxbury through special events.