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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

Return To The Vortex (and other recent work)


Vanessa Lemen

Well, this is my last post here on Muddy Colors for the year, and what a year it's been. I thought I'd share some new work that I haven't shown here yet, and a little bit about each painting. Much of this past year has been a blur, but I've been working on new work all the while. I've shared some of the paintings done this year already here, and I'm excited to share some…

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YESTERDAY’S POST


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Keith Haring, Once Upon A Time


Marcos Chin

December 11, 2019 - My final post for 2019 is devoted to Keith Haring, of whom I'm a big fan. I chose him because of the way in which he placed his sexuality in the foreground in both his work and his personal life. Although I've questioned the ways in which he had appropriated, packaged and sold black culture to mass audiences using graffiti as his platform to tell his stories, I deeply appreciate his social activism through his art and the way in which he actively supported LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS issues during a time in our history when we were feared and dehumanized by most of the world, and then cast off to the wilderness. [caption id="attachment_48912" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Keith Haring, Once Upon A Time, 1989, LGBT Community Center.[/caption] This piece in particular feels very special to…

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