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Eye Candy's Blog – October 2013 Archive (14)

IAMNATTEE X ROUGE JUNGLE: "A HAIR STORY IN AMERICA"

I recently travelled to Richmond Virginia to be a part of a photo shoot hosted by @rouge_jungle, who is currently working on a project he calls " A HAIR STORY IN AMERICA". I was stoked to be apart of this project because for one this was not only going to be my first time in the RVA but also my first time working with this photographer.

So who is Rouge Jungle and what is this project about? …




By Tee Fergus, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Readers of the New School: Book Nerds Stand Up!

Remember that feeling of being so deeply enthralled in a book that you just could not remove your eyes from its pages, or reading an article that absolutely blew your mind? Well I am truly happy for you if you do, but unfortunately as a college student forced to read unnecessarily long and mundane textbooks and overly pretentious journal articles on a daily basis, I don’t. Though I understand the educational value of these types of readings (kind of), I miss the days when I read…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2013 at 11:46am — 6 Comments

Visual Artist Sara K. Golish: Changing Society’s Meaning of Beautiful

What makes you beautiful? Is it your crooked smile, the gap in between your front two teeth or maybe it’s that quirky personality and aqua blue fro-hawk that causes heads to turn, nonetheless, you choose! Beauty to me is everything opposite of society’s standards. Somehow imaginary people who exist in this world have decided what is considered the “norm”, which is probably a bunch of boring “normal” people. This is why it’s innovative whenever true artists like Sara K. Golish…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2013 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Nothing Good about Being Oppressed: Interview with Visual Artist Marcellous Lovelace

Visual artist Marcellous Lovelace paints the African American struggles. The highs, the lows…but never the in-betweens. From vivid depictions of unspeakable police brutality, and modern day slavery, to the beauty of Black Love and community. Marcellous Lovelace’s eyes are clearly wide open and he paints everything he sees... the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Check out his interview with AFROPUNK.



By Ayara Pommells, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 23, 2013 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

R!OT: Disturbing the Peace Through Guerill[art]

The scene is frantic! Civil war has broke out against the once lived hierarchy & fed-up citizens. Stones, acting as rain drops hover over the crowd’s heads, while piercing screams of children go unnoticed through the dusty airways. In the midst of all havoc there is an image of a man with a radio sitting on his shoulders and a four-finger ringer that states, Uthando, which is the Zulu word for love. In the bottom right corner, “Fight The Power” is commanded. The same…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 22, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: 'What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal' by Laina Dawes

What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal by Laina Dawes explores the myths, realities, and perspectives of the African American community’s response to heavy metal music and the black women who love it. The book begins with a forward written by Skin of the heavy metal band Skunk Anasie. She discusses her Jamaican heritage and growing up…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 22, 2013 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Free Illustration Novel: 'Down With Monsters: A Spartan Buddha Fairytale'

Zeph David created the book of literary awesomeness that is Down With Monsters: A Spartan Buddha Fairytale. Right now you’re either thinking, “What the hell? Sounds awesome,” or just “What the hell?” Both reactions are fine, and the name is clever enough to get anyone's attention.



Words by Niesha Miller, AFROPUNK Contributor…



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Added by Eye Candy on October 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

An 'American Promise' worth keeping? Documentary Opening In New York October 18

In just two days, the greatly anticipated documentary American Promise will be winging its way to a theater near you. The documentary was shot by filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. It follows the educational journey of their son Idris Brewster and his best friend Seun, filmed over 13 years, from Kindergarten right through High…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and action figures came to life at New York Comic Con

This past weekend, fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and action figures came to life, roamed freely on the streets of Manhattan, and descended on the Jacob Javitz Center for the 2013 New York Comic Con. NYCC was first held in 2006, and has been steadily growing ever since. Around the same time last year, I was roaming 34th St., and saw tons of people dressed in costume. I assumed that there was some Halloween event that I was missing out on, but, apparently, there was something much…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 16, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Kalkidan Assefa: An Afro twist to Abstract Art

A Tribal African man wearing beautiful beads and a handmade cloak with UV Ray sun glasses? Not that the illustration can’t be realistic, this is just a painting by Ontario based artist Kalkidan Assefa - an example of his creative artistry. At first glance you may not be able to pick up on the metaphysical and Afrocentric message that these abstract paintings hold. Then when one begins to evaluate the defining lines,…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

'The Rabbit Hole' Exhibition by EarthSeaWarrior at P339 Gallery in Brooklyn

Brooklyn! Check out 'The Rabbit Hole' Exhibition by EarthSeaWarrior at P339 Gallery in Williamsburg. Sculptures and other one-of-a-kind home decor creations that promise to take you to the dark side of the moon and down the rabbit hole... More images below. Runs through October 31st. P339 Gallery, 339 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. Contact: info@earthseawarrior.com.…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 11, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

Get Artwork From The Folorunsho Fundraiser - Pieces by Barron Claiborne, Quazi King & More

Amazing artwork was donated to raise funds for the Folorunsho creative collective in Sierra Leone.

Artists such as Barron Claiborne, Quazi King, Jules Arthur, Delphine Diallo, Myron Christian Macauley, Mambu Bayoh were among those whose pieces were up for auction at a recent event in New York. Some of these masterpieces are still available! Wouldn't it be great to have…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wangechi Mutu explores colonialism and science fiction in her latest exhibition 'A Fantastic Journey' @ Brooklyn Museum

From October 11, 2013 to March 9, 2014, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu’s will land at the Brooklyn Museum for her latest exhibition “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.” Known for her stimulating collages merging female subjects with animal, plant and machine parts, Mutu’s work takes inspiration from the fashion industry, pornography, science fiction, African traditions and more in her collection of mixed-media pieces.

This showcase will feature more than 50 pieces of…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Mammy and Uncle Remus Break Their Molds and Whoop Some Ass

What if racist characters like Aunt Jemina, Mam E, Uncle Remus turned the tables and whooped some ass?

Visual artist Dawolu Jabari Anderson created 'Gullah Sci-Fi Mysteries', a comic book series in which these characters break their molds and become superheroes.

Mam-E is now "a ferocious, headphones-wearing riff on the Aunt Jemima/Mammy stereotype."

Anderson explains: "Early one ‘mawn’n’,…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 1, 2013 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

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