SCAD grad’s solo show collides Nascar, Evel Knievel with European history painting

"Ice Gold," (2020), acrylic on panel by Evan Jones is one of the paintings by the Atlanta artist featured at Buckhead's Thomas Deans Fine Art.
Courtesy of Thomas Deans Fine Art

“Ice Gold,” (2020), acrylic on panel by Evan Jones is one of the paintings by the Atlanta artist featured at Buckhead’s Thomas Deans Fine Art.
Courtesy of Thomas Deans Fine Art

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Credit: Handout

Did you cat nap in seventh-grade American history? Then maybe you missed learning about the famous battle documented in Jones’ uproarious painting “American History T-REX.” Like the Trapper Keeper doodle of a bored preadolescent boy, the painting depicts a snarling T-Rex and soldiers in Napoleonic uniforms in a fierce and bloody battle. The flatness, which Jones renders the action along with the ludicrous derring-do of the toy-like soldiers who fly through the air like Superman, is a nod to how painting cements imagination into ideology. And yet Jones’ crazy fantasies like a Prussian soldier in “See 7 States” cajoling visitors to “See Rock City” is not too far off from our crazy hodgepodge reality

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Virtual Black History Month events will showcase the arts, history and a trivia contest

Black History Month in South Florida will showcase a rich tapestry of virtual events, woven through the arts, history, food, education and a bit of fun.

Here is a sampling of the multitude of events:

All of February

Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A dialogue between African artists born on the continent and those living in the diaspora. All works on view draw from the William Karg Collection of African Art; through Feb. 28; Opa-locka Community Development Corp. 490 Opa Locka Blvd, Ste. 20, Opa-locka. View the exhibition at www.artinopalocka.org. For information, call 305-967-4233. Events include:

“What is Contemporary African Art?” features artists Laurence Lemaoana (South Africa) and Georgina Maxim (Zimbabwe/Germany) and curator/art historian Tumelo Mosaka (South Africa/NYC). View virtual artists’ talk at: https://artinopalocka.org/fb-live-talk-artist-and-curator/

“Agency, Subjectivity, and Space in Modern/Contemporary African Art,” features artist and art historian Thembinkosi Goniwe (South Africa). View virtual lecture at: https://artinopalocka.org/thembinkosi-goniwe-leads-a-lecture-on-modern-art/

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a History of Their ‘Manliness’ Feud

Harry Styles isn’t ready to “bring back manly men” no matter what his Instagram post on Wednesday claimed. The “Adore You” singer’s statement is yet another step in his digital feud with conservative commentator Candace Owens.

On Wednesday, both Owens and Styles contributed to the conversation again—a disagreement on masculinity that was sparked by Styles’s Vogue cover. In it, the alternative pop singer was pictured in a gown, which some found endearing and others slammed as signifying the death of so-called “rugged masculinity.”

So when Styles uploaded an Instagram photo Wednesday, himself in a lilac suit and frilly sweater captioned “Bring back manly men,” Owens knew it was about her.

The controversial commentator responded to Styles’s comment on Twitter Wednesday. “When people try to tell me I don’t have influence, and then @Harry_Styles dedicates an entire post to my tweet,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Styles’ Instagram photo.

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Not One more Music History Cliché!

musicI was searching to produce some music as a backing track for my YouTube videos that had been produced up of images, or that had no genuine audio of their personal. Euterpe, meaning the giver of considerably delight”, was the Muse of Music who entertained the Gods on MountOlympus. I liked the Nadaswaram Music – Video – too bad the folks behind the musicians looked so unhappy! I wonder if I wouldn’t have had such of an asshole for a treacher how my life would have turned out musically. Cognitive neuroscience of music is the scientific study of brain-primarily based mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes underlying music. When you create that music has healing effects, nicely at least with regards to the mind, it’s certainly a great medicine!

Javier Limón and Iberia teamed up to give musicians in nine countries the possibility to play the late artist’s guitar, sponsored … Read More