Opening Reception for Desmond Beach
Please join us for an opening reception for the exhibition, Time is Filled With Swift Transition by artist, Desmond Beach.
Saturday, April 1st, from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Loft Gallery.
About the exhibit:
The African storytelling tradition is a thread that runs through Desmond Beach’s series of fiber and mixed media artworks. Inspired by images of Black people during the Middle Passage, in the Jim Crow South, and by their representation in today’s mass media, his artwork frequently addresses the racial stereotypes that affect Black people.
Desmond Beach is an artist and educator based in New York City. He earned his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and his BFA from MICA. Beach is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Plymouth in the UK.
Beach is an interdisciplinary artist, the middle son of three boys born in Baltimore, MD. He is a project artist, meaning his work takes its point of departure from specific problems or tragedies. Beach finds inspiration for his work from growing up in Baltimore during the 1980s and 90s and his lived experience as a Black man. He connects with the viewer through various mediums, including sculpture, costume, fiber arts, installations, performances, and mixed media.