Homage to Social Justice Comes to Los Angeles
Gregorio Escalante Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition Iconic: Black Panthe, a multi-city fine art exhibition produced by SEPIA Collective that celebrates the iconic legacy of the Black Panther Party in American history. The Panthers’ social justice legacy continues to influence artists, activists, and communities alike with this exhibition paying homage.
Over fifty years ago, the Black Panther Party sought an equal future for oppressed communities in the United States and abroad, establishing a platform based on the implicit history and marginalization of blackness in America. A catalyst for nationwide change in the 1960s, the Panthers empowered their community by creating free food programs, clinics, community newspapers, and neighborhood patrols against police brutality. To honor their legacy, SEPIA Collective has produced this multi-city fine art exhibition that features original Panther’s work combined with local and internationally recognized artists who maintain the fight for equality. The Panthers captured the imaginations of people around the world, inspiring them to take a closer look at the occurrences and injustices running rampant in the world.
This Los Angeles edition of Iconic: Black Panther features work by Emory Douglas, Shepard Fairey, Robbie Conal, Pilar Aguero-Esparza, Aise Bourne, Justin Dixon, Mark Steven Greenfield, F. Scott Hess, Dr. Samella Lewis, Ali AL Sharji, Mohammed Mubarak, Tslil Tsemet, Lexx Valdez, and more.
Iconic: Black Panther ill be on view at Gregorio Escalante Gallery from April 8 - May 14, 2017 with an public opening reception Saturday, April 8 from 7-10pm. Community events will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition and will be announced as they are confirmed.
About Sepia Collective
Sepia Collective is an Los Angeles-based artist run organization that merges educational, non-profit, or corporate projects with the arts for the purposes of empowering artists, community enhancement, and education. We produce dynamic arts centered projects that empower creative people and communities.