WEEKEND ESCAPADES IN JACKSON
This past weekend was full to say the least. From Friday night till late Sunday, I only visited my house on occasion it seemed. I wanted to share with you all just a snippet of my weekend in my Mississippi hometown.
I kicked off the weekend at the new cool coffee spot in town, Urban Foxes, owned by the couple Cody and Molly West. By day, it’s a go-to spot for study and a great treat. However, at night, it transforms itself into an intimate listening room for music lovers. On this particular night, the after hours event featured local artists Stephanie Luckett, Kerry Thomas, and 5th Child. All of these artists are super talented, so definitely check them out!
On Sunday, I got a chance to catch up with a friend to visit the Mississippi Museum of Art as it had been buzzin with a visiting exhibit called Nick Cave: Feat by contemporary artist Nick Cave. After being lured by all the amazing photos on Instagram, I finally took the time to see it in-person. And boy, am I glad I did!
The artist purposefully crafted each piece to explore his imagination but to also comment on societal issues involving race inequity and the African American experience. Through a vibrant array of mixed mediums, the artist brought you into his upbringing through work.
For some reason, This “Hustle Coat” reminded me of Dapper Dan and his notorious career as a designer for so many gangsters and musicians in the 80s.
“Blot” was a really cool moving video display of a figure constantly changing shape.
This piece depicts a target. While you may not be able to see it here, if you look closely into the target, you will see the color blue within it. This was done to symbolize the sense of police presence African Americans routinely sense as a result of prejudice and racial profiling.
If you’re interested in seeing this exhibit while it’s still on display in Jackson, visit the Mississippi Museum of Art by Sunday, February 16, 2020. The general admission is about $15.