Band of Vices was scheduled to celebrate two new exhibitions in March, prior to the the Covid-19 safer at home guidelines by artists Grace Lynne Haynes, and Yo Yo Lander….but not to worry, you can still see the exhibitions online. CLICK HERE to watch the video. On April 10, 2020 “SHADES OF SUMMER” curator Terrell Tilford hosted an online one-on-one live interview with Grace Lynne Haynes (10ft apart!) at the gallery.
Here is more info from the gallery: In recent years, the contemporary art world has taken notice of a select few young Black women whose works transcend geographic boundaries, yet are amplified through their social impact. Grace Lynne Haynes is among that class of artists. Forbes Magazine recently minted Haynes as one of its 30 Under 30 artists, citing her background in fine art, design and illustration. Her work is inspired by figurative artists including Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Marlene Dumas and Wangechi Mutu. Haynes makes gouache paintings and collages that depict the experiences of African-American women.
Having recently returned from the inaugural class of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal Residency in Dakar, Senegal, Grace was selected as one of 16 artists from over 700, hand-picked by art world luminaries: Thelma Golden, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas & Swizz Beats. Haynes, originally from Los Angeles, creates artwork that has its roots in exploring the intersectionality between “culture, color, femininity, and the African diaspora” writ large. In Haynes’ work, black appears aspirational, dignified, and sublime. The result is a network of images addressing complex topics and stereotypes surrounding black femininity.
The art of Yo Yo Lander is currently on view in the gallery annex.
On view: March 21 – April 18, 2020;
What: Oline Art Video
Where: BAND OF VICES, 5376 W. Adams Blvd. LA, 90016