Artist Statement 2007

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I decided to play a little Sankofa* today.
This pretty much sums up my feelings from Spring ’07 when I first moved westward.
I was an artist searching through history, medium, culture, technology, and representation.
Proud to say, not much has changed on that artistic front because I see that as a strength and a creative wellspring for all my endeavors. 😉
I’m a work in progress.
Moving forward in 2010.
Grow with me on the blog, baby.

*’Sankofa’ is an Akan word that means, “We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward;in order to enable us to understand why and how we came to be who we are today.”

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World Premiere Video — Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Roses”

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Boom Art House has the pleasure of presenting the conscious & lovely Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Roses”.
Live for ’09, U suckas! 😉

Official Music Video for “Roses” by Georgia Anne Muldrow
Directed by Ogechi 4 Boom Art House
From the 2009 release “UMSINDO”
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Filhos De Ghandy

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Filhos De Ghandy is a Brazillian secret order of men who are dedicated to, of all things,

Peace!

A novel idea, eh?
When can we start doing stuff like this in America?

The elders are also involved.

Even the light skinned brothers get in on the action. 😉 Clearly for the people.

They always get the girl…

Organization. Power.

Rites of Passage.

Gangasta body art.

Um.. I’m really not mad at this.

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My auntie gave me this wonderful album as a teen and introduced me to this revolutionary concept via classic Brazilian music. Highly recommended.

This is the late Clara Nunes singing “Ijexa” celebrating the group. Enjoy 🙂

South Africa’s Fashion Week

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This was really fun to watch and inspiring. I especially liked the part when they talked about cultivating the local market. That’s dope that those creative African are doing their own thing. It’s not all about imitating other artists all the time or trying to break into the mainstream market.

Sometimes it can be more grounding and in the long run more fruitful to work with what you have instead of chasing some outside shit. Chasing some alien shit.

We got it all in the motherland.

Africa on the RIZE.
Nigeria stand UP!
Igbo Kwenu!

Saturday Showdown!

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Mercy!
Two great shows in one day!

At least you don’t have to choose because Nat Creole’s Ready or Not is during the day on Saturday, and Deep Green is an evening event. Sound round up the kiddies and mommies and daddies and head to the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, Ocotober 4. Take one dose of BOom in the morning and another at night to make your day complete!

This show features the “Boss Logic” Shirley Chisolm portrait, as well as the special limited edition “Amigo -o- Enemigo” to commemorate the so-called Economic Crisis. Had a good laugh with that one. Gift economy, anyone? Also featured is the classic “V is for Victory” design.



I Go BOom.boOM In Jersey City

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Wassup to my New York naybahz. ;-)(get it? naybahz from my naybahood.)
Boom.Threads has come to a city near U!

All those in the mood for great fun, it is advisable to take a journey to Jersey City to visit the lovely “conceptual project space” of Eto S. Oro, Es Oro Gallery.

The event is:

Deep Green
New works in polymedia by:
Ogechi Chieke, Henry G. Sanchez, Eder Muniz, Jade Kuei, Rodina Mikhail, Xenobia Bailey, Maurizio Zuluaga, George “Geo” Smith & Eto S. Oro!

The Deep Green concept is an innovative approach to using simulation to support ongoing creative operations while they are being conducted.

For those of you that don’t already know Jersey City has been dubbed “Brooklyn-lite” by the local bohemian elite. This is a good thing, mind you. I take it to mean fun for the whole family.



What this means for Boom.Threads is that YOU get a chance to visit the gallery and try out the line and get your picture taken in any and as many of the shirts that you want! See yourself on the Blog!!!! Impress your friends with a hot new myspace picture.

YESSSS, lovelies! It’s time 2 get your model on…

Es Oro Gallery’s new show opens this weekend along with the Jersey City Studio Tour.

Fun! Fun! Fun! & Fabulousness! Fashion, Art, Music, Dancing and Networking! All for free!
Can’t beat it with a stick.

I wish I could be there but the country being in a financial crisis has suddenly put a damper on my plans. MERCURY IS IN RETROGRADE, PEOPLE! We gonna do this like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and “Don’t Panic.” But that’s another story for another time…

*Bonus! Es Oro has works on loan from George “Geo” Smith. (1945-1999). Artist. Activist. Powerful chronicler of the African diaspora experience and imagination. These are some must see works. seriously.

She Put The Fantastic In Boomtastic

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This is Rory. She’s a 14 year old student by day, full-time hip-hop dancer and 24/7 trendsetter. All of this activity makes her a little wiser than her years, but I can assure you, she is a certified card carrying young person. Don’t mess with her or you deal with me 😀

Rory is wearing the classic “So, Boom” Logo design which is available in various colors. She chose this design, “because there was splatter all over it, which looks like fun. It represents fun because splatter plaint or dots seem to represent freedom because you cannot control where the paint is going to fly.” Stated in her own words.

To sample more of Rory’s wisdom and philosophy, add her on myspace or search Aurora Hoffman on Facebook.

*Bonus Pearl from Rory: “I NEVER EVER LEAVE MY FRIENDS BEHIND.”