Digital Exhibition ‘AS A FORM OF’ Addresses Everyday Instances of Resistance and Liberation

Through the lenses of POC, this online art show presents poetry, photographs and profound realization

Founded by curator Breeana Nykole, SYLA STUDIO dedicates their efforts “to amplifying literary and visionary voices of black and POC communities through digital exhibitions and creative services.” They do more than that, too. Anyone who searches the correct assemblage of words could stumble upon SYLA STUDIO’s new digital exhibition—entitled AS A FORM OF—and peruse its contents. Unlike a museum, admission isn’t charged and pieces can …

Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design

A comprehensive book exploring the medium, far beyond cut-and-paste

Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith (who worked under the name Neasden Control Centre) who made collages for a living. Now, working as a duo known …

Elise Peterson’s #blackfolk Series Challenges the Art World’s Whiteness

From Foxy Brown, Grace Jones, Sade and more, Brooklyn-based artist Elise R. Peterson adds photos of prominent black figures to fine art paintings in a collision of creative eras. The collage series, called #blackfolk, is Peterson’s way of opening up a conversation around gender, identity, sexuality, blackness and people who are marginalized. Speaking to the FADER, she explains, “The work […] evolved into not only …