In a year that has amplified the all-out assaults against Black people throughout the world at the hands of racial & social injustice, Band of Vices proudly embraces four young kings in their quest for visual reckoning…Their bold, defiant & fearless approach to their practice ordains these contemporary emerging artists as our young KANGS…

The exhibition centers its attention on four artists: Andrew Gray, Idris Habib, Tommy Mitchell and Khari Turner. These four young African American kings are navigating being Black in America the best way that they know how– by expressing it individually through their artwork. Their journeys have included contemplating their own personal history, challenging & disrupting the notions of ideal beauty, engaging with their connections to blackness & what it means to be a Black man in America, all against the backdrop of police brutality, the visibility/invisibility trope, systemic racism, and the canon of art history, to only name a few.

In loving memory of…Matthew Ajibade, Tanisha Anderson, Ahmaud Arbery, Larry Aubry, Ella Baker, Sandra Bland, Chadwick Boseman, Rumain Brisbon, Michael Brown, William Chapman II, Alexia Christian, Ed Crawford, John Crawford III, Michelle Cusseaux, Dr. David C. Driskell, Charles Evers, George Floyd, Ezell Ford, Marielle Franco, Eric Garner, Brendon Glenn, Freddie Gray, Akai Gurley, Mya Hall, Eric Harris, Botham Jean, Danye Jones, Anesson Joseph, Dijon Kizzee, John Lewis, Joseph Mann, Bassem Masri, Elijah McClain, Natasha McKenna, Toni Morrison, Muhiyidin Moye, Jacquline Nichols, Michael Noel, Dante Parker, Kevin Peterson, Jr., Tamir Rice, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, Cliff Robinson, Tony Robinson, Oluwatoyin Salau, Jonathan Sanders, Walter Scott, Ronald Singleton, Frank Smart, Yvette Smith, Breonna Taylor, Terrill Thomas, John Thompson, C.T. Vivian, Walter Wallace, Jr., Vernicia Woodard, Conrad Worrill & the countless named & unnamed souls of Black & Brown folk whose spirits continue to look over us and protect us and guide us…àṣẹ.

On view: November 14, 2020 – December 12, 2020; visit the website to make an appointment;

What: “Kangs”
Where: Band of Vices, 5376 W. Adams Blvd., LA, 90016