”STREET FACE SOLO 2019”
BORN IN WASHINGTON DC, THE ARTIST HONED HIS SKILLS ON THE STREETS OF THE CITY BY STUDYING IT’S NIGHTLIFE IN HIS SKETCHBOOKS, LIKE HIS ARTIST HERO TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. PROSTITUTES, JUNKIES, COPS AND THE HOMELESS OF DOWNTOWN DC FROM THE 1970’S THROUGH THE 1990’S. WHILE STILL A TEENAGER HE EXHIBITED WITH 60, 70 AND 80 YEAR OLD PAINTERS OF LOCAL RENOWN AT CITY HALL IN THE SPIRITS:THE MAKINGS OF MASTERS EXHIBITION. HIS MENTOR BEING GEORGETTE SEABROOKE POWELL THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE ARTIST. POWELL COMMISSIONED EMMETT TO CAPTURE HER ART IN THE PARK EVENT LIVE ON CANVAS.
EMMETT’S FIRST SOLO COINCIDED WITH THE VAN GOGH’S VAN GOGHS EXHIBITION IN WASHINGTON, DC. AFTER BEING DENIED COVERAGE HE BEGAN INVITING THEM TO AT LEAST GO AND SEE HIS EXHIBITION. AFTER VIEWING HIS SHOW ONE PAPER WROTE ABOUT IT FOR MONTHS AS THE GALLERY KEPT EXTENDING IT. AFTER VIEWING HIS SHOW ONE PAPER WROTE ABOUT HIS SHOW RITUALLY.
The goal of the magazine is to promote artists by featuring their stories in their own words. We also intend to update their progress and follow up with new events in the next issues.
We are looking for writers that want to write and artists with something to say visually to add insight into their unique world and cover their contributions to the world of art.
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