Houston, TX - Self Proclaimed "Artivist" Rico Edwards unveils " The Problems We Still Live With" a graphic series illustrating Black America, past and present will be on exhibit November 8th through November 17th. Although the vibrant, saturated palette Edward uses gives the subject a lighthearted take, he successfully depicts the continuously harsh reality of black communities.
"This series represents the problems that Black People in America have not only historically faced, but still currently face. I feel that it is my responsibility not only as an artist, but also as a Black Artist in America especially, to bring these issues to the forefront. Realistically, I want people to understand that this is not a game. These issues are not fairy tales, they’re not myths or urban legends. This is really happening. This has BEEN happening. To black people.
Domestically. Globally. We’re protesting, we’re documenting, we’re broadcasting these issues…and nothing is changing. Society doesn’t really seem to care. So more than anything, I want people who come to this exhibit to leave with an understanding. An understanding that racism, oppression, and micro-aggressions are real, are happening, and it is NOT ok." says Edwards.
The Problems We Still Live With runs November 8, 2019 through November 17, 2019
Join us for the Opening Reception
Friday, November 8, 2019, 7-9pm
2426 Bartlett, Ste D, Houston, TX 77098
* ARTIST TALK WILL TAKE PLACE DURING "PASS IT ON" ON NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 8-10 PM ALSO AT WCA.
Winston Contemporary Art is located at 2426 Bartlett, Ste D, Houston, Texas. Hours are Tuesday, Appointment Only, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10AM–3PM, Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit WCAHOUSTON.COM or call 832.380.4421.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Artist Rico Edwards, is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana; and a graduate of the University of Houston (Main) with a BFA in Painting. Edwards lives and works in Houston, Texas but travels back to NOLA frequently for business and family. Working mainly with Acrylic, Edwards also dabbles in Architecture, Sculpting, Photography, Videography, Graphic Design, Furniture and Clothing Design. Edwards has shown work throughout New Orleans and Houston including his first exhibition “For The Culture”. Edwards has not only gained collectors domestically but internationally as well, with sold works in Belgium, Tokyo and Canada.