Sunday, June 17, 2007

H E M P H I L L presents

MINGERING MIKE: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar
TINA NEWBERRY: New Paintings
through July 28, 2007

The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar
The Mingering Mike Collection includes over 60 hand-made album covers, LPs and 45s, dozens of un-affixed record labels, and acetetate 45s. This incredible body of work reflects the self-taught artist's journey into adulthood during the cultural and political tumult of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, all of which are manifest in Mike's records.

New Paintings highlights Newberry's finely detailed paintings, which confront various issues stemming from the artist's interest in family legacy, the Civil War, and self-examination. The artist casts herself as various characters within her paintings, allowing different personas to emerge, accomplishments to be achieved, and time periods to be experienced.
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