Photograph from Black Angels series by Ashley Pena for See In Black, a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter causes.
There are endless ways to participate in a movement. While the pandemic is keeping so many out of the streets, we are looking to artists who are using their platform and creativity to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Phaan Howng – Pieces of The Succession of Nature
Installation artist Phaan Howng is selling pieces of her work “The Succession of Nature” from the Baltimore Museum of Art to fundraise for a weekly selection of non-profits fighting for racial justice. Howng is selling these pieces-of-paintings, signed and editioned on reverse, for $10 each and has to date raised over $4,000. (We got two!)
See In Black – Print Fundraiser
See In Black is a collective of 80 black photographers formed in direct response to the recent murders of black Americans by the police. With superstar photographers on their roster, the collective released a print fundraiser, offering the public 11×14”s for just $100 each.
James Bouché – White Silence is Violence
Brooklyn-based painter, printmaker and installation artist James Bouché gave his website a new landing page. He took to instagram stating, “If you have yet to pay your reparations, or haven’t in a while, please do so before looking at my work,” and encouraging his white artist followers to adopt this format for their websites as well.
We Buy Gold x Nina Chanel Abney – “FIVE”
Curated by Nina Chanel Abney in collaboration with We Buy Gold, “FIVE” is a digital exhibition raising money to benefit Projects EATS. The group show is composed of work by 11 different black artists and is in response to the ways Covid-19 disproportionately affects communities of color. In our opinion, it’s definitely one of the best we’ve seen all quarantine.
As New York approaches two and a half months straight of protest in support of black lives, we encourage you to consider making a donation to one of the following organizations.