Black Metropolis

Black Metropolis Invitation

Gallatin Galleries

May 23-June 2 (closed Memorial Day Weekend)  Reception May 26th 5-7pm  

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  From May 23-30th, Dieselfunk Studios and Gallatin Galleries will present the long awaited Premiere of BLACK METROPOLIS:  30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation,  Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and, and Negroes.  

Dieselfunk Studios


Black Metropolis will present to the world decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder. The primary focus of this show is to bring to light work that was part of the visual foundation that exists in this present ’Age of Afrofuturism’.  BLACK METROPOLIS is the visual and emotional ideal, not necessarily the physical construct, of an infinite cosmopolitan space where Black People can be anything or anyone they choose in the PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE.

Features from Black Metropolis include work from:

  • ‘Matty’s Rocket’ the Comic series and Animated series. 
  • Early cartooning for The Village Voice, Black Rock Coalition with a focus on the music, punk and afropunk scene. 
  • Pages from the infamous unpublished Marvel Music comic ‘DR. DRE:  Man With A Cold Cold Heart’.
  • Concept Images from the aborted Parliament Funkadelic Scifi Movie.
  • Artist Tim Fielder will be present all days creating his special brand of Afrofuturism.

Dieselfunk Characters, Comics and Graphics
and Much More.

Tim Fielder

Gallatin Galleries
1 Washington Pl @ Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Get Directions: Map (R Train to 8th St)

Mon:  3pm – 7pm.
Tue- Fri: 10am – 7pm.

Memorial Day Weekend Sat-Mon (CLOSED)

5/31 Tuesday 11am – 7pm.
6/1 Wednesday  11am – 7pm
6/2 Thursday  11am – 7pm

TIm Fielder Statement:  “It has always been my dream to showcase my work in the weird and wonderful ways they came to me.  Now I can display the passion I have for the way Black People look, worship, love, hate, live, fight, and fly.

Tim Fielder

‘BLACK METROPOLIS:  30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation,  Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and, and Negroes will be soon published in a large format book for audiences to enjoy.

BIO:  Tim Fielder is a Glyph Award winning Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has a lifelong love of Visual Afrofuturism, Pulp entertainment, and action films.   He holds other Afrofuturists such as Samuel Delany, Steven Barnes, Octavia Butler, John Jennings, and Stacey Robinson as major influences.  He has worked over the years in the storyboarding, film visual development, gaming, comics, and animation industries for clients as varied as Marvel Comics, The Village Voice, Tri-Star Pictures, to Ubisoft Entertainment.  He also is an educator for institutions such as the New York Film Academy and Howard University.  Tim hopes to push forward with his art in the emerging digital content delivery systems of the day.  He is also known for his TEDx Talk, on the subject of Afrofuturism, and for founding AFROFUTUREFEST, the first branded collective booth of creators of color in New York Comicon history.  His project, Matty’s Rocket, is a product from his company Dieselfunk Studios.  Tim makes his home with his wife and children in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Harlem.

Dieselfunk Studios is a multimedia company that specializes in narrative stories told in sequential, app, and virtual formats. We strive to move the form forward in traditional and emerging markets.

The Gallatin Galleries opened in Spring 2009 and has since hosted curated shows exploring contemporary ideas in a variety of media, exhibitions of student work, and, faculty projects. With three floors in the Gallatin building and a ground floor space with windows onto Washington Place, the gallery is a site of conversation within Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and with the larger community. The gallery continually pushes to seek out new ways of understanding contemporary issues through the lens of art by student and professional artists as well as to explore the many ways that art can engage with these ideas.

It is the gallery’s goal to engage contemporary social issues through the broadest spectrum of contemporary art, documents and events.

1 Washington Pl @ Broadway
New York, NY 10003


Black Metropolis Poster

Black Metropolis Poster #2

Black Metropolis Poster #3

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