Shadow, skeleton, muscle, skin, color—body (bodies) kneel and fall into and out of form, before a woven fence.

Christina Quarles

Using Adobe Illustrator to generate aspects of her compositions, Quarles introduces digitally rendered patterns and markings that destabilize the sense of space in her paintings.

Against an digitalized gallery-space background, five color/text blocks are stacked, reading things like "Open Black," "Finger Wave Specialist," etc.

Lauren Halsey

Highly attuned to growing gentrification in her neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, Lauren Halsey, who studied architecture and art, celebrates Black culture, making space for representations of the people and places around her as a method of creative resistance.