We’ve all heard about the BLM movement but how has it manifested in our own neighborhood? We take a look at this phenomenon through two lenses: corporate and art.
“The art all came from different places. At the time a lot of Black-owned businesses saw a surge in people purchasing their items, so a lot of it was sold out. So I was piecing it together, trying to find the same aesthetics and things like that. It’s like this puzzle piece, trying to assemble a home.”
Enhancing the corporate world for everyone is vital. Marie’s company slogan is: “Championing for Black individuals behind ALL corporate walls – where changed is needed most.” Through her work she seeks to create resources to help others thrive in their work not only exist.
In the realm of art, Destinee Ross-Sutton has recently made a “splash.” The online exhibition she engineered for Christie’s was an immediate hit. Say It Loud (I’m Black and Proud)” was a little different from a normal sale. Anyone who wanted to buy a piece had to commit (via contract signing) that they would not flip the work! Following the success of this project Ross-Sutton has created her own show “Black Voices: Friend of My Mind,” which opened just before Christmas in SoHo at an 8,000 sq. ft space that used to house the works of gallerist Paula Cooper. Ross-Sutton’s exhibition is a first in the sense of being a “nomadic gallery” that will open in different cities worldwide.