Wednesday, June 21, 2017

All Eyez Focus on the Art of FLEU

All Eyez Focus on the Art of FLEU

On June 17th, Haitian-American Visual Artist JaFleu The Artist had his 7th solo art exhibition "All Eyez On FLEU" on the 3rd floor of the 1310 Gallery. An Exhibit that was a combination of past works on loan from collectors and brand new creations.

The vibrant hues combined with fantastic detailing and subjects of JaFleu's  works drew art lovers in like moths to the flames.

"I had some of the most interesting conversations with people about their observations of my art. One of the constant things I heard, particularly from other black people is how happy and impactful it is to not only see that this art is focused on us but created by someone they can identify with."

"I watched this woman for what was like 10mins studying my painting. It was fascinating seeing someone get lost
like that. She walked up on it, stared at it, took a pic, attempted to walk away but was drawn back to viewing it. I meant to pick her brain but got caught up so much that I never got to introduce myself. "

Conversations about his constant depiction of the strength in women, fatherhood, as well as conversations of the struggle with police brutality and gang violence. The exhibition was JaFleu's soapbox and the brilliant colors screamed his thoughts to the world.

"I've dreamt of moments of like last night ever since I picked up a paint brush. It was such an honor to be
blessed by so many supportive wonderful people. To be able to see the things you dedicate hours on hours, days and a social life to create be appreciated and touch people is a blessing. We took Chillingworth to the Gallery walls! To of been able to sell multiple pieces and raise some funds for Girls Call The Shots in the process was/is a blessing. To get to overhear the thoughts of friends and strangers alike honestly speak amongst themselves of my work is a blessing. We hung this exhibit on May 28, Haitian Mother's Day and not only did we get to put on for Juneteenth with an
exhibition of black art celebrating black life, but today is also Father's Day. So in the span of the exhibit I was able to honor both my Mother & my Father (Rest in Power). Thank you Neri Street for the opportunity. I thank you all for coming out.

That Nigga with the Paintbrush
- JaFleu

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 The exhibition was an success. With multiple sales being able to be donated to the organization "Girls Call The Shots"

#AllEyezonFLEU" will be running until July 7th.

New Solo Exhibit "Our BeautiFLEU Lives"

JaFleu's next solo exhibition #OurBeautiFLEULives opening reception is July 20th at Harold's Coffee Lounge.

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