Paint drips on his sandals as he takes his brush to a wall. He has a multitude of spray paint colors next to him as he decides the best way to shade each vibrant color into the next. People stare as they walk by as he transforms a series of shapes and lines into unbelievable images. He doesn’t just paint pictures, he paints statements.
For some die-hard television viewers, it can be difficult to detach an actor from their most prominent role. Personally, I can’t help but think “Tony Soprano” when I see actor JamesGandolfini as any other character. It’s like when he took on that role, he lost a bit of himself to Tony. Similarly, actor Joe Morton has been fading into his role as Rowan Pope on the hit T.V. series “Scandal.” On one hand, this speaks to his talent, for viewers find his acting believable and realistic. From another viewpoint, this can be a bit dangerous. Why? Because just like Gandolfini, there is much more to Mortonthan just this one character.
For South African artist Zanele Muholi, art works to rebel against society’s constraints while also recognizing and celebrating heritage. Born in one of the most populous cities in apartheid South Africa, Muholi had to work to make their voice heard, which they chose to express through the medium of art, particularly photography and video.
Hayley Kiyoko creates whatever she can out of what she has. She co-directed a cheaply-produced music video that drew millions of eyes, or her third EP formed out of her frustration caused by a serious concussion, the singer/actress established a triple threat career, often speaking about struggles with her sexuality and lack of confidence. Released in early 2020, her fourth EP “I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit,” heightened the electro-pop sound of her previous music while delivering a deeper look into the singer’s spirit.