MOUNTAIN BROADY FEATURED @ BLACK & WHITE PRIDE2014@ ANTEBELLUM GALLERY
for BLACK & WHITE PRIDE2014 antebellum gallery presents our newest artist~
MOUNTAIN BROADY~ all the way from grand forks~ north dakota
"I am an independent artist, working hard to succeed in life. What you see is what you get…..
which is a confident, intelligent, artistic male pursuing his passion."
This is mountain's first exhibition.
check out his artworks~
It is the journey that shapes, molds, bonds, creates an individual.
BLACK & WHITE PRIDE2014 opens ~ july 12th~ 7pm till 9pm
live performance by~ TREJOURE
(on display for 4 weeks)
for more info~
The nuclear-man, Star-Flare, and many other black super~powered beings are created in a fictional world. This myth, fictional story is narrated within paintings and drawings. Paintings of me betrayed as superheroes. Although the black superhero has become more appreciated within the comic book universe, it still seems to be unequal. Unequal in power level, intellect and morality. Heroes of different ethnicity are revealed within the comic book universe as inferior. I close the gap of power level, morality and intellect by creating a heavyweight superhero that possesses the ability to move worlds. In result, I tap into the issues my creations may address, such as the “N” word, empowerment, and creation of life.
Throughout America’s culture the letter~ N, among black America has been associated as the word; nigger, Negro, or nigga. As seen upon the breast of the black hero betraying as nuclear-man, (a villain of Superman) is the letter, N. Its association to the word "nigger" is impossible to ignore. A word which verbally diminishes the identity and image of the black male is address within this painting. Visually, it presents a black man yelling. Arms are widely extended as radiation burst like balls of heat from his hands. Behind the subject, the background is an explosion like a supernova. Although the letter is meant to degrade the subject within the painting, the letter "N" is betrayed as a devise which is positive. It is a devise that serves no purpose to diminish the black character, but heightens the mythological being to a Godly status. Like a shield which is worn proudly it is worn by the subject not to express inferiority, but supremacy beyond the issues it may hold.