Wk 1- Artist Statement- April Bey

     The painting I looked at was a work of art depicting the famous Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Pope, as Kerry Washington, & Lena Dunham. It showed all four of them but each on their own portrait with a phrase representing them in some way. Each phrase started with “Keep Calm…” and they the finishing statement that fit them. The million dollar hashtag/question that was asked from our artist was #WhoDoYouWorship? The artist name was April Bey.
     April says her art was that that showed the “trash culture” that is covering this period of time in the digital age. She also speaks of the ghetto culture suppossably being represented by each person but how the are far from the real issues of the actual ghetto. It seems she feel that we are walking down a path that should not be seemed as acceptable in society.
     When I first saw the paintings I thought it was cool and unique, but that was just off the firat glimpse. After analyzing it I came to see some things I didn’t like; mainly the phrases. The paintings were amazing but calling Miley “trash” and saying we are all evil didn’t really go well with me. She has the right to have her own understanding and belief of things but so do I and these words didn’t truthfully depict who they are.



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