Prizm Art Fair 2019

Love in the Time of Hysteria

Pieces from my daily practice will be shown this year at Prizm Art Fair. Over the past year I committed to a daily practice of at least fifteen minutes of meditative creative practice. These intimate small works became my daily meditations and visual journal bringing forth my reasoning and reactions to emotional and social changes. Thank You to william cordova and Mikhaile Solomon

“…There is another path. Love dignity and freedom manifested in those whose life’s quests is its ongoing achievement. Love those whom the systems of hatred deem worthless except as cheap labor, property, or moments of base pleasure. Radicalize that love. Don’t only love them but also love being loved by them. Value bringing value to and receiving value from those whom oppression claims lack value. Embody freedom through not only writing what one likes, as the martyred revolutionary Black physician and philosopher Steve Bantu Biko declared, but also loving each other with fierce defiance.”

– Lewis R. Gordon

Love in the Time of Hysteria illustrates how love, compassion, and respect endure in a social milieu riddled with divisive political rhetoric, unprovoked inflammatory attacks on members of marginalized communities, and broad societal malaise as a result of economic inequity. Love in the Time of Hysteria questions how these factors can alter and transform our natural disposition to love fully and replace love with a mindset motivated by fear, intolerance, and scarcity. In essence, love and ultimately sanity takes a backseat to the basic need to survive.  Love does not only impact our interpersonal relationships but also provides the foundation for flourishing communities. Love, when deployed aptly, lives in the narratives we pass on to our children, soars in the untold and reclaimed histories of our ancestors and builds bridges of understanding between estranged communities.

How are we perceiving love? How do we express love under these circumstances? How do we improvise when we do not get the love we need?  How do we love ourselves with sweet defiance? Do we deny ourselves love as a byproduct of social conditioning?  What movements do we create to build a sense of community that is rooted in love?

These notions will be explored through a presentation of works in various media that include drawings, painting, video, photography, sculptures, installation, and new media.

December 4th – December 8th
Open Daily to the public: 10 am – 7 pm

Friday, December 6th | Prizm Panels

Saturday, December 7th | Prizm 7

Sunday, December 8th | Tila Studios & BLCK Family Dinner
“Backroom Open Door(seen from Booth No 5)” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage

“Branches II” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage SOLD

“Close” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage

“Complicated” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage

“Path Left Behind (do I want to? I don’t)” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage SOLD

“Red Star Sunset” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage

“Whose on First” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage SOLD

“wrote she letter” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage SOLD

“Page Mark” 4.5 x 6.5 2019 Collage N. Masani Landfair

This piece is on display at the Fair, but not in the online gallery. Ask for assistance at the Fair or email me at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s