Derrick Adams 1970 –
Tiffany & Co. has just launched Atrium, a platform the company hopes will bring about positive social change. Tiffany’s describes the goal of Atrium as: Fostering and strengthening the connection between education, community and creativity. Tiffany Atrium’s overarching goal is to advance professional opportunities for historically underrepresented communities.
Tiffany’s chose Brooklyn-based artist, Derrick Adams to create a piece for the platform’s inauguration.
Adams designed a work that incorporates the iconic Tiffany blue hue in a collage that combines acrylic paint, fabric, paper and silver glitter.
The title, I Shine, You Shine, We Shine, comes from the lyrics of the 1995 Mary J. Blige song, I Love You (Remix). I Shine, You Shine, We Shine became a popular phrase among in the hip-hop world to connote collaboration and partnership.
“The title highlights the importance and mutually beneficial impact of giving love and allowing yourself to receive it,” Adams said, “as this is what growth and development are truly about.”
Adams’ work, and life, has focused on self-care, family and community. To that end, he has established The Last Resort Artist Retreat in his hometown of Baltimore. The Resort is an invitation-only sanctuary for black artists. The are invited to work, or to just relax, when visiting.
I Shine, You Shine, We Shine is being auctioned on Artsy, with all proceeds from the sale going to The Last Resort Artist Retreat.
Eddie Martinez 1977 –
Eddie Martinez has been having great national and international success. He set an auction record in 2019, when his painting, High Flying Bird, 2014, sold for $2.02 million.
Martinez and his wife, artist Sam Moyer, currently have a joint exhibit of their sculptures on display at the Landcraft Garden in Mattituck, New York, in the heart of the North Fork’s wine region on Long Island’s East End.
The show was curated by artist Ugo Rondinone, who is a a member of the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board.
Like his paintings, Martinez’s sculptures are both abstract and figurative, with bold colors and a mix of materials. They are made of objects he found around the streets of his Brooklyn studio and the beaches of the North Fork of Long Island.
Sculpture in the Garden 2022: Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez showcases fourteen sculptures by couple, with eleven by Martinez and three by Moyer. The exhibit will be on display through October 29, 2022.
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