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I wrote this article 10 years ago and I could have written it today. "Bull and Bread" check it out.

10 Years ago I was asked by Danish curator Jacob Fabricius to contribute to a zine he was starting about everyday items. He asked artists from around the world to contribute and I was honored to be on the cover of the first edition with an article I wrote about "food". The edition was about food-in a kind of way (to borrow a phrasing from Jamaica Kincaid in "A Small Place").  I chose to write about the holiday "Bull and Bread" which is also named David Hamilton Jackson day on November 1st. It is mind blowing to think that 10 years later here I am working in an art studio on a property that was his childhood home. (This is something we discovered earlier this year on another project Only with time and reflection can you see how the currents of destiny will direct your life.  But here below is the article. And here is the link to the entire zine if you would like to read it.

Finally picked a title for my solo show in Denmark in March 2017: LEDGERS FROM A LOST KINGDOM

Just finally came up with a title for my solo exhibit at |meter| in March 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.LEDGERS FROM A LOST KINGDOM It was inspired by summarizing the two main impressions from my trip this summer 2016. The first impression is about the documents. There is this overwhelming amount of written information, photographs, records that is becoming available in the next few months leading up to the Centennial of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the US. But as I had the opportunity to look at some of the information and archives in various institutions what struck me was how imbalanced the records are. To use an accounting term,  how “unreconciled” the accounts are. There was all of this transactional information about the colonies. Even the way the Virgin Islands is still currently presented in the Danish National Museum is in a section that talks about the colonial trade posts. And there was this feeling that the people were missing, the souls were missing, …

Group Exhibition: WHERE IS HERE at the Musuem of the African Diaspora

Honored to participate in this exhibit at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. I am showing two pieces: Cuts and Burns and an installation that includes my Chaney paintings.
To see more, click here:Where is Here

Residency: Danish Arts Workshop

I am currently at a residency at the Danish Arts Workshop. It is the most well resourced art space I have ever been to or even heard of.  It encompasses a metal workshop, wood working shop, photo darkroom, graphic design facility, library, 3-d printing studio, printmaking studio, textile studio and almost 2 dozen artist studios of various sizes but many to do large scale projects.. Oh, and it's free. Paid for by the Danish government. International artists can apply if they have a project in Denmark, and housing is provided. I'm here because I have been invited by curators Louise Lassen Iverson and Rie Hovmann Rasmussen for a solo exhibit in their new art space "meter", slated to open later this year. My show will be in March-May 2017. I'm currently in Denmark from July 25-August 16, 2016 and I have jumped into intense studio work. I am working on my "cuts and burns" series and realized I can actually make a project that I have had in my sketchbook for …

Interview that aired on Danish National TV this week for a program called Kald Mig Bare Brun (Call Me Brown)

I was interviewed sometime last year in my studio to talk about my artwork in the context of the relationship between the Virgin Islands and Denmark. My sections starts at 22:47 and the part that starts in the Virgin Islands (and with English interviews) is at 12:10ish. Dr. George Tyson (historian), Shelley Moorehead and myself are interviewed respectively.

I love the question that Anna Neye asks me: What kind we use that kind of knowledge for today?
"That kind of knowledge" refers to history.

I like my response. Check it out here:

Call Me Brown- Kald Mig Bare Brun

Exhibition: Anatomy of an Heirloom at Top Hat Gallery with Gerville Larsen and Niarus Benjamin

The show opened March 3, 2016. I showed two series of work: the "Cuts and Burns" series I have been working on for about a year and this newer series of photo-montage work that consists of juxtaposing images to create alternative narratives.  “Fatalism and Fairy Tales and the Predictable Magic of Everything” is a photo-montage that uses two images: one of a story written by the artist’s brother as a young child and saved by their mother; and two of the same brother as a teenager captured in the middle of the act of dunking.  The piece questions which of these images in the fairy-tale, the act of the boy attempting to fly, or the story of the boy with the fatalistic future, surprisingly imagined by a young boy himself. The piece re-creates a tension between the hope and hopeless often experienced in the growing up of black boyhood.  These photo-montages are a series that explores images from the Danish archives of the Danish West Indies and juxtaposes them with images…