ART FOR PHILADELPHIA
AMISTAD LAW PROJECT



Artists raising money in support of Amistad Law Project. All profit goes directly to the Amistad Law Project. Editions of 20.

Participating Artists:
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AMISTAD LAW PROJECT
Mark Thomas Gibson
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Michelle Lopez
Sheldon Omar-Abba
Kara Springer
Didier William

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PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY BAIL FUND
Jonathan Lyndon Chase
Alex Da Corte
David Hartt
Sharon Hayes
Marcus Maddox
Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Becky Suss



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JUNE 2 – JULY 4, 2020





MARK THOMAS GIBSON

Turn it Over


Mark Thomas Gibson received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2002 and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2013, where he was the recipient of the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award. Gibson’s work was most recently on view in the solo exhibition The Dangerous One at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has also exhibited at Fredericks & Freiser in New York and Loyal in Stockholm, and participated in the group shows The Curator’s Eggs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Woke!, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa; and A Being in the World, Salon 94, New York. In 2016, Gibson co-curated the traveling exhibition Black Pulp! with William Villalongo at 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art. The show examined evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016, and garnered reviews in The New York Times and Art in America. 

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GICLÉE PRINT
2020
EDITION OF 20





SHELDON OMAR-ABBA
Stinks G day

Sheldon Omar-Abba is the proud son of immigrants and a brown man in America. His work straddles the line between practicing artist and creative facilitator. His projects are often collaborations between artists, institutions and communities focused on documentation, and community storytelling. He currently uses film photography as an access point for relationship building and discussions around topics of identity, race and social justice. He is currently managing and developing the Peoples Film Program, a resource and support hub for BIPOC working in the medium of film photography.

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11 x 8.5 IN.
GICLÉE PRINT
2019
EDITION OF 20





MICHELLE LOPEZ
Found Object: May 25, 2020



Michelle Lopez’ work examines collapsed political and social structures by inverting cultural tropes through her process of building. Her manipulation of industrial and found materials seeks to expose our societal condition. Lopez is an assistant professor in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design; she leads the Sculpture Division. In 2019 she was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Recently she opened the exhibition Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

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2020
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KARA SPRINGER
A Small Matter of Engineering, Part 1



Kara Springer’s interdisciplinary practice is particularly concerned with armature—the underlying structure that holds the flesh of a body in place.  She utilizes photography, sculpture, and site-specific interventions to explore precarity and brokenness in systems of structural support through engagement with architecture, urban infrastructure, and systems of institutional and political power. Springer has lived, worked, and studied in Toronto, Paris, Philadelphia, and New York, where she recently completed the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.


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KAMEELAH JANAN RASHEED
The Flames


Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985) is a Brooklyn-based learner from East Palo Alto, CA. She is invested in the shifting ecosystems of Black epistemologies, or the agile relationships between the varied modes of  reading, writing, archiving, editing, translating, publishing, reflecting upon, and arranging narratives about lived Black experiences. With interests in the generative qualities of incompleteness, leakage, dispersal, syncretism (spiritual and otherwise), and choreography (of movement, of learning, of affect), Rasheed works across an ecosystem of iterative and provisional projects. These projects include sprawling Xerox-based “architecturally-scaled collages” (frieze magazine, winter 2018); publications; large-scale text banner installations; digital archives; lecture-performances; library interventions; poems/poetic gestures; and other forms yet to be determined. Rasheed has exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale, ICA Philadelphia, Pinchuk Art Center, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, New Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The Kitchen, among others. She is the author of two artist books, An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019) and No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019).


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DIDIER WILLIAM
Broken Skies: Nou Poko Fini


Didier William is originally from Port-au-prince Haiti. He earned his BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University, School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, The Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Fraenkel Gallery, Frederick and Freiser Gallery, James Fuentes gallery, and Anna Zorina Gallery. He was an artist in residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, NY and has taught at several institutions including Yale School of Art, Vassar College, Columbia University, UPenn and SUNY Purchase. He is currently Assistant Professor of Expanded Print at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.


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FULL SET OF PRINTS
Institutional Purchase



Institutions may purchase a full set of prints from Mark Thomas Gibson, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Didier William, Sheldon Omar-Abba, Michelle Lopez, and Kara Springer.

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JUNE 3 – JUNE 9, 2020





MARCUS MADDOX
The Defacing of the Frank Rizzo Statue


Marcus Maddox is a fine art photographer working and living in Philadelphia, PA. Maddox became fascinated with capturing the human condition while growing up in Nashville, TN. His images are characterized by a natural tone that is guided by intuition and empathy. His work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally.

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DAVID HARTT
Charles



David Hartt lives and works in Philadelphia where he is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. His work explores how historic ideas and ideals persist or transform over time. Hartt has exhibited his work at several national and international institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

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ALEX DA CORTE
Morning Paper

Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) is a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artist known for his pop-informed sensibility and embrace of theatricality. In his elaborate, surreal set pieces, banal objects and consumer goods serve as both actors and props. His campy détournements, staged in immersive environments, make these familiar references strange. Da Corte’s videos, sculptures, paintings, and installations ruminate on personal and cultural politics, alienation, and the complexities of the human experience. Da Corte was included in La Biennale di Venezia 2019, curated by Ralph Rugoff. He also participated in the 57th Carnegie International, curated by Ingrid Schaffner. Da Corte’s first survey exhibition Free Roses was held at MASS MoCA, North Adams in 2016. Other recent solo exhibitions include Karma, New York (2019); Secession Building, Vienna, Austria (2017); Maccarone Gallery, New York (2016); the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2017); and Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016).

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BECKY SUSS
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry


Suss is currently working on a new painting Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. An image will be available when the work is completed.

Becky Suss chronicles interiors and landscapes, devoid of people but rich with their traces. For her first solo museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, rooms and details from relatives’ homes were reimagined either life-size or three-fourth scale in densely patterned paintings and ceramics. In conversation with ICA Assistant Curator, Kate Kraczon, Suss notes she is interested in “this notion of something existing simultaneously as documentary and as something that feels like art or poetry or something else.” By plumbing family history funneled through the hazy lens of memory, Suss examines space, nostalgia, class, and the transporting nature of art and decorative objects.

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JONATHAN LYNDON CHASE
Fast Gaze


Jonathan Lyndon Chase is an interdisciplinary artist principally working in modes of painting, video and sculpture to depict queer black love and community amid the backdrop of urban and domestic spaces. Chase renders form through layers of bright visceral paint, make-up, foam and glitter that often blend emotional and physical states of being. Figures hang in various states of articulation, intertwined with domestic mark-ers of a kitchen, a bedroom and tethered by pop and street signage. Chase subverts canonical misrepresentation and exclusion of the black body, depicting tender scenes of daily life.

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TIONA NEKKIA MCCLODDEN
Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic, Movement I - The Visions, SCENE IV: Vulnerability


Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work explores, and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and social commentary. McClodden’s interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations. Themes explored in McClodden's films and works have been re-memory and more recently narrative biomythography. McClodden has exhibited and screened work at the Institute of Contemporary Art-Philadelphia, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, MOCA LA, Art Toronto’s VERGE Video program, MCA Chicago, @RAUMERWEITERUNGSHALLE in Berlin, MOMA PS1, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Kansai Queer Film Festival in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan; and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, among others in a range of international film festivals and film programs.

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SHARON HAYES
President Chisholm


Sharon Hayes engages multiple mediums–video, performance, and installation–in ongoing investigation into specific intersections between history, politics and speech. Hayes’ work is concerned with developing new representational strategies that examine and interrogate the present political moment as a moment that reaches simultaneously backward and forward; a present moment that is never wholly its own but rather one that is full of multiple past moments and the speculations of multiple futures. From this ground, Hayes often addresses political events or movements from the 1960s through the 1990s. Her focus on the particular sphere of the near-past is influenced by the potent imbrication of private and public urgencies that she experienced in her own foundational encounters with feminism and AIDS activism.

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