At the Intersection

3718 West Slauson Avenue
Oct 20, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Oct 30, 2022
We are proud to introduce, At the Intersection, the inaugural Art For The Climb exhibition that looks both ways at freedom, blackness, the self, and community through the work of 5 local artists. Intersectionality, coined by UCLA Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, explains how many of our identities and social justice problems overlap: race, gender, sexuality, class, and politics can’t be separated. This group of diverse Black artists present layered identities through abstraction and portraiture at exchange the gaze with the South Central, Inglewood, and Eagle Rock communities. At a bustling juncture, at the Intersection, help viewers cross painting and photography that reflect our people, PRIDE, power, and passion.

Across three neighborhoods, D.Channsin Berry, Janaya Holmes, Jamaal Hasef, Marie Rose José, and Yuzly Mathurin craft portraits of the Black community that tap into the sonic, stylistic, interpersonal, and intellectual contributions of the African diaspora. At Hilltop Slauson, Berry’s abstract paintings muse on Miles Davis, the LA Riots, and African Americans' Great Migration from the South to major cities such as Los Angeles. While Hasef Jamal’s work in oil pastel honors the neighborhood in richly textured compositions that pay close attention to personal style, “2 Black Women in Leimert Park” is among portraits of the artist’s friends. At Hilltop Eagle Rock, Janaya Holmes centers Generation Z in her paintings of musicians SZA and Tanerelle, among others. At the same time, Marie José engages the interpersonal, highlighting self-care and Black mental health in a pair of candy-toned figurative paintings. The above artists join Yuzly Mathurin at Hilltop Inglewood, where this Haitian muralist and portrait painter displays her photography for the first time in a series captured at AfroPunk.

Programs include an Artist Talk on Thursday, October 20, 6 - 9 PM at Hilltop Inglewood. (170 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301)

Image Credit: Marie José, "The Embrace of My Peace Method," 2022.