BAM Exhibit

I’m super humbled to have my work selected to be part of a curated exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum this spring/summer. Injustice Murals features murals from street artists during the pandemic and protests of the last year, and the above piece was selected to be part of the exhibition (April – July). From the BAM site:

When Seattle became the first major American epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, artists responded. Burgandy; Baso Fibonacci; Dozfy; Kreau; Stephanie Morales, a.k.a. AxSM Art; Josephine Rice; and Sakura Schlegel created murals on the Seattle streets to uphold civic wellbeing and express solidarity during isolated quarantine. These large-scale plywood murals were created to help small businesses retain customers, express gratitude toward essential workers, and amplify the injustices plaguing intersectional Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. The public art works interrogate the multilayered cultural, economic, racial, and health crises that solidified 2020 as a landmark year and was produced in collaboration with featured artists.

Injustice Murals was curated to amplify the shared compassion, pain, and love experienced by the community of Capitol Hill and city of Seattle. The murals highlight mutual aid and racial inequity, and some were created within the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP).  The art itself, mirroring Seattle residents, has undergone transformation and trauma, having been exposed to CS gas, blast ball explosives, and pathogenic contagion. The artwork has inspired residents to scream joyful noise to celebrate healthcare workers, and honor those who senselessly lost their lives to the pandemic, racism, and unaccountable justice systems.

Injustice Murals curator Dawn Dailey is a Korean American single working mother, master’s candidate, and social and racial justice practitioner. This exhibition was made possible through the Emerging Curator Initiative at the University of Washington’s Museology Program in collaboration with the Bellevue Arts Museum.
Poster image from the exhibition (by AXSM Art)