The concept for the Illustration is the issue of unattainable home ownership for black Cincinnatians. The article written by Nick Swartsell, discusses discriminitory bank practices, redlining, and the false American dream. You can read it here
At Wave Pool Gallery
in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH
March 2—April 6, 2019
Start Over Tomorrow While There’s Still Time is an exhibition showcasing artists who embrace wit and absurdity through ink on paper as a way to better cope with everyday life. This group exhibition features quirky line work and unpredictable texts that inspire us, give us positive energy, and make us smile. I was honored to be shown alongside Macartney Greer, Kyle Knobel, Nathaniel Russel, and Evan Verrilli.
This fall I’ve been drawing on the walls of Night Drop — a new bar that will be opening in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati. Housed in an old bank building, there will be a restaurant named Branch on the top floor. It’s a venture of the restaurant group who owns the Little Field and Second Place in Northside. I first met with Matt Distel to learn about the project and D.J. Trischler to see the branding he was developing. I kicked around Walnut Hills for several weeks drawing and observing and drawing some more and talking to as many people as I could in order to hear their stories.
After deciding on a medium, acrylic paint markers, and experimenting with using a projector I feel I’ve gained momentum this week. I look forward to the next few sessions drawing in this space and enjoying a drink at the bar when it is completed!