TJ Reynolds:We Catch the Light, Reflections on Black Skin

Fri, Feb 07, 2020 6:00 PM – Fri, Feb 07, 2020 9:00 PM TJ Reynolds:We Catch the Light, Reflections on Black Skin Where: Tube Factory artspace Tube Factory artspace 1125 Cruft St Indianapolis, Indiana 46203 Those of African descent are the most underrepresented group in the world of fine art. Black faces are beautiful. Digging deeper, we see that by working on black surfaces with white ink & paint, Reynolds draws in the light instead of the shadow, with emotive figures emerging from the deep, catching light in the way only melanin can. The stylized nature of the drawings reveals a complexity of shapes and linework, in patterns that evoke both ancient art and futuristic graphic design. The artist is also exploring his own ethnic heritage, examining roots he can only piece together, going so far as to trace his last name to the tradition of slaves taking on the surname of their master, in this case the RJ Reynolds tobacco fields. Prints will also be available of all work. As part of “We Catch the Light,” Reynolds asked some prominent black Indianapolis poets & singers to select someone who was influential to them in their life. He will (more…)