hey toyin, i've been dealing with depression and depersonalization for a while. im also a regular on your blogs and follow them kinda daily lol. how do you feel about depression and how do you deal with it when you encounter it? personally it's become a nuisance to me creatively and it's kinda messing up my career as an artist. i was just curious on your take on it.
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I’m looking for at least 10 more members of the African-American community in Philadelphia to participate in my upcoming exhibition, The Chills, 2014 for my SANCTUARY residency. To participate, you must be willing to sing or perform a song of your choosing as well as agree to a follow-up interview about your personal relationship with music and/or the selected song.
You do not have to be a professional singer but you must have a strong feeling about the music you relate to. I will travel to you and will be recording
Each participant will receive a copy of their recording session as well as a program listing their name as a participant within the work.
GENRES to choose from….
Negro Spirituals, Classical, Country, Gospel Music, R&B + Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Orisha music, Punk Rock, House
Please contact Tiona at email@example.com if you or anyone you may know would be interested in being a part of the project/exhibition.
The exhibition of the work will take place during SANCTUARY (Residency group artist exhibition) supported by The Knight Foundation. October 10-12, 2014 At The ROTUNDA, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
I usually don’t Reblog, but my friend Tiona is incredibly talented and amazing. If you want to participate or know anyone that would like to, please pass this along. This kind of work is important.
Check out my new website, http://www.kingtexas.net for brand new work. Thank you to everyone that came through to NYU. It was nothing but LOVE.
Be sure to view Junglepussy’s new video, "NAH". She is definitely my hero and she should be yours as well.
Tonight, I will be showing new works from my project, BLACKNESS, at NYU. Words can not express how grateful I am for this opportunity. I want to take the time out to thank everyone who has given me their time and consent to photograph them for this project. This project will continue as long as I live and I am looking forward to moments and people I will meet in the future. BLACKNESS has allowed me to connect with so many beautiful human beings. If you are in New York tonight, feel free to stop by. I would love to meet you. Thank you and I love ya’ll.
portraits by King Texas
Opening reception : Friday, September 5th 2014, 7:30PM - 9:30PM / NYU Kimmel Center, Rm. 802
NYU Kimmel Center Gallery / 60 Washington Square South / New York, NY 10012 / Stovall Gallery on the 8th floor
Also, I am dropping a new website with new works and portraits from BLACKNESS on Saturday, September 6th.
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it." - David W. Orr
Armina Mussa . NYC . 2013
Sadè [film stills] . Brooklyn, NY [Kale Kastle]. 2014
Cleo + Tatyana . Brooklyn, NY . 2014
Elle . Mount Rainier Artspace, MD . 2014
REFLEXIVITY curated by Allison McDaniel featuring works by E.Jane, Jared Soares, Danielle Scruggs, Naropa Robinson, and myself.