For the month of March, Afrofuturist artist and scholar David Brame exhibits mixed media painted comic pages about queerness, depression, sobriety, and addiction at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Exhibit opening is Friday, March 3rd, 5-7pm with an artist talk at 6pm.
“This is the last installment of the Dusty Funk installation series, exploring performative experience and mixed media to question the status quo, identity, gender and race, and produce both beautiful and grotesque imagery in an Afro-surreal environment. I am looking for new ways to tell stories and engage with audiences with my work. Fresh inspiration abounds. The Quixotic Queericule Quazar uses comics, poetry, prose, and large mixed media paintings to tell a short story discussing identity, addiction, and the feelings associated with giving your dreams to the void.”
A member of Łuk’ae Tse’ Taas, an Alaska comic collective honoring Indigenous cultures, Brame’s recent scholarly creative accomplishments for 2019 and 2020 include Sanford Biggers: CODESWITCH in collaboration with Professor John Jennings, The Bronx Museum and produced by Yale University Press. His scholarly work geared towards black youth, The Struggle, produced by Minnesota Press. His new graphic novel After the Rain, disseminated by ABRAMS/Megascope is a short story written by Nnedi Okorafor and adapted by Professor John Jennings. His comic work explores issues of race and identity in the context of the American South, Black Gothica, mysticism and the African diaspora.
Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk: Friday, March 3rd, from 5 -7 pm, Artist talk at 6pm. Masks are encouraged.