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Raymond Haywood: Surprise, Surprise: Motha#@?%$!,

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - October 14 @ 5:00 pm


Hours: Friday + Saturday 12-5pm
Reception: Sept. 9, 4-7pm.

Surprise, Surprise: Motha#@?%$!, is an exhibition by Raymond L. Haywood, working in the realms of Abstract Expressionism fused with Afro-Futurism. His work explores African American and American modes of expression in painting, sculpture, and installation, challenging the conventional white cube gallery aesthetic. Through profound narratives and socio-political relevance, his art captivates and engages. Embracing Afrofuturism, Haywood redefines artistic expression and breaks free from inherently cultural supremacist constraints and traditional definitions. His art transcends mere brushstrokes and pigments, delving into the heart of human experiences. His diverse body of work showcases a profound exploration of identity, culture, and history, weaving a tapestry that reflects the struggles and triumphs of the African American community.

Raymond L Haywood, a prolific African American artist, captivates viewers with his deeply resonant and emotionally charged creations. Born with an innate talent for visual storytelling, his art transcends mere brushstrokes and pigments, delving into the heart of human experiences. With a masterful command of color and composition, he creates compelling narratives that draw viewers into the rich complexities of his subjects. From evocative abstract pieces to poignant figurative representations, each stroke of Haywood’s brush leaves an indelible mark on the canvas, inviting audiences to engage with the past, embrace the present, and envision a future of unity and empowerment.


September 8 @ 12:00 pm
October 14 @ 5:00 pm
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