01 Jul Mark Hill’s – HARLEM RENAISSANCE ART EXHIBITION, July 10-14, 2019
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RETIRED OLYMPIAN PAYS HOMAGE TO HIS ANCESTORS WITH HARLEM RENAISSANCE ART EXHIBITION
Prolific painter Mark Anthony Hill premieres powerful collection in Tribeca to memorialize the legacy of Black artists from the Harlem Renaissance and their influence on today’s artists
NEW YORK CITY – The Art Boss Repository, a division of the Young Boss Media Activist Institute, will honor the centennial anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and its global influence by curating a solo-exhibition entitled Renaissance Rebirth at the One Art Space in Tribeca from July 10-14, 2019. An astonishing collection of cubism paintings by Mark Anthony Hill, the Renaissance Rebirth is also a live art and media experience for attendees. Visitors will be able to attend live music and poetry events similar to gatherings that would have taken place 100 years ago in Harlem. Guests can also participate in a documentary on the state of art 100 years after the Harlem Renaissance, all while being surrounded by the powerful work of Mark Anthony Hill.
To the uninitiated, Hill’s paintings come across as intimidating. After all, they are not your “run-of-the-mill” realism pieces. Hill has traded those “fruits in a bowl” paintings for mystifying images of men, women, and animals. A native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Hill has been painting off and on for the past 26 years. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Valente Malangatana Ngwenya from Mozambique, and Wifredo Lam from Cuba, Hill is confident that his body of work has what it takes to make him one of the standout painters of this era.
When doing research to prepare the Renaissance Rebirth Collection, at times, Hill would become emotional and overwhelmed with pride and joy from the abundance of knowledge and artwork left behind from his heroes such as W.E.B. Dubois, Marcus Garvey, Oscar Micheaux, Zora Neal Hurston, and Josephine Baker. Hill then took his emotions to the canvas and allowed their voices to speak through his paintbrush. This solo exhibition commemorates the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance while progressing and inspiring artists of the future. Hill has expressed interest in having the Renaissance Rebirth collection placed in a cultural museum to ensure his pieces are always available to tell the story of his people.
The Art Boss Repository is a media and art experience designed to advocate for artists from under-represented communities, to garner national attention for the arts and to inspire a new generation of art collectors, created and operated by the Young Boss Media Activist Institute. Young Boss Media Activist Institute Inc, established in 2018, is a private community-based organization dedicated to increasing social justice activism and entrepreneurship within low to moderate-income communities through media training. Young Boss Media Activist Institute Inc Is the non-profit arm of Young Boss Media Inc, a for-profit social impact media production and distribution company based in Chelsea.
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