The Image of the Black: Reimagined & Redefined
Baltimore Sun, November 20, 2015
A Provocative, Powerful ‘Image of the Black’ at Galerie Myrtis by Tim Smith
…She casts a penetrating gaze at the viewer that does not let go easily, even far across the elegant, high-ceilinged front room of Galerie Myrtis. The more you look, the more those eyes impart about past, present and perception…
Baltimore Style Magazine, 2015
Visible Man by Betsy Boyd
Black identity is reclaimed by black artists in The Image of the Black: Reimagined and Redefined, a seven-person exhibition now up and running at Galerie Myrtis. The mixed media show features gorgeously complex Elizabethan-esque oil paintings, shocking photographs depicting notorious black American gangs and KKK members and multimedia works with hand-stitched fabric.
International Review of African American Art, 2015
…In this show S. Ross Browne, Nina Buxenbaum, Larry Judah Cook, Ronald Jackson, T. Elliott Mansa, Delita Martin and Arvie Smith draw from the familiar and the imagined to reinscribe the notion of blackness within the context of self.
Bmore Art, October 2015
The Black Gaze: Where Cliff Huxtable and Cookie Lyon can Coexist by Cara Ober
…Things only got more complicated for black cold brewed coffee enthusiasts this past, blustery January when Empire exploded in front of our eyes. Cookie Lyon showed up in our living rooms draped in animal skins of various kinds and copious amounts of bling…