Malaika Favorite : threads of kinship
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 12/05, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 12/09 AT 4 P.M.
With Threads of Kinship, Malaika Favorite’s latest exhibition at BRG, the artist turns her focus to our common bond unified by place, time, circumstance and the need to be there for each other. The colorful and painterly works included in the exhibition reflect, as she puts it, “our duty to open our hearts and arms to the stranger and the displaced.”
Favorite typically has little issue confronting political and/or social issues with her work, though she also realizes the importance of harmony, in particular when it comes to form, color, and overall design.
Favorite received both her BFA and MFA in art from Louisiana State University. Since then, her artwork has been featured in Samella Lewis’ “African American Art and Artist” and “Art: African American;” Bernardine B. Proctor’s “Black Art in Louisiana,” and “The St. James Guide to Black Artists,” by Thomas Riggs. Her works can be found in a number of notable collections including that of Absolut Vodka, The Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA), The Alexandria Museum of Art (Alexandria, LA), The Coca Cola Company (Atlanta, GA), and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH). She was also honored as the 2018 recipient of the Michael Crespo Fellowship.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Frankie Gould, Margaret Humphris, and Thomas Neff. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through December 27, 2018.