Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at the Hammonds House Museum:

Tim Fielder
Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes 

October 12-November 25, 2018

OPENING NIGHT:    Hammonds House Museum (map)     

Hammonds House Museum

From the Hammonds House:  Join us for the opening night of Black Metropolis. Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder.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.   https://www.hammondshouse.org/events/2018/10/12/opening-night-black-metropolis-30-years-of-afrofuturism-comics-music-animation-decapitated-chickens-heroes-villains-and-negroes

Obviously I am immensely proud of the show.  It has always been a fascinating idea of my art being viewed in a gallery space.  In America, comic books have largely had a disposability applied to it. Occasionally, some aspects of comic art have made its way into the work of fine artists such as in the case of Russ Heath’s panels in Roy Lichtenstein’s pieces.  In this instance, my sector of art-making has always been involved around the depiction of Black People within science fiction and comic book environments.  This present period, which I call The Age of Afrofuturism, has bound together the characteristics of Speculative Art and Sequential Art with the binding glue of Afrocentricity.  The context of my, now 30+ year career touching on the music industry, animation, game design, film, and comics is a time capsule that is both enjoyable and moving. Further, I will be showcasing previews of my next upcoming graphic novel, INFINITUM.  The fact that the Hammonds House has chosen to feature my life’s work as the finale for their 30th year of existence is humbling and I am very thankful.   Expect more events surrounding the show as the WEEKS go on.  Very exciting times.

Masterminded by Curator, Boston Fielder, and shepherded by Hammonds House Executive Director, Leatrice Ellzy Wright, the show revives into a world where audiences are clamoring for its specific brand of content.  Black Metropolis initially premiered in 2016 at New York University’s Gallatin Galleries with the guidance of Keith Miller and Meredith Theeman. Black Metropolis has always been an initiative to showcase my work in a traveling show.  I am so happy and proud to have this project continue at the Hammonds House Museum.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

Matty at Brooklyn Book Festival: ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY

Matty at Brooklyn Book Festival: ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

The lab is in heavy workmode on INFINITUM.  But, sometimes we gotta make a journey out the door to talk about all things Matty’s Rocket.  I have the honor of participating in a wonderful panel discussion moderated by NY Times Children’s Book Editor, Maria Russo.  Fellow artists, Ibi Zobo, Jen Wang, and myself will be present at the Brooklyn Historical Society libary at 5:00 PM!  Tremendous THANKS to Calvin Reid and Liz Koch!

https://www.pw.org/literary_events/escape_your_destiny

SEE YOU THERE!:-)

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  NITESHIFT. Mike Sargent is a longtime Afrofuturist and Media God.  I had the privilege to be interviewed by Mike for his radio/podcast program for the:
NITESHIFT AFROFUTURISM SPECIAL.  
This particular episodes features myself, Tim Fielder,  in addition to:

John Boyega (Star Wars/Pacific Rim) ,

Lena Waithe (Ready Player One/Master Of None),

Eric Dean Seaton (Legend of The Mantamaji)

Check it out HERE

 

BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS

BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS!  It’s looks like its gonna be one of those days.  Back in 2016 I had the privilege of presenting a career retrospective of my work at Gallatin Galleries curated by Keith Miller.  This show has formed one of the pillars of my present efforts, which is to SHOW THE WORLD MY WORK!  

With that, I am proud to announce at the prestigious Hammonds House Museum

Black Metropolis:  30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Negroes.

The Hammonds House Museum is very clear:

Our mission, “to preserve, exhibit, interpret and increase public awareness about the contributions that visual artists of African descent have made to world culture” is the underpinning of the of the institution’s ongoing work. 

Presently, the Legendary Carrie Mae Weems is exhibiting with as well as amazing artists such as Felton Eaddy.  Also please note:  Hammonds House is presently celebrating their 30th year anniversary.  BLACK METROPOLIS will be the GRAND FINALE for this Celebration taking place during the final quarter of the year.  More NEWS to Come!  Check out the news link HERE  http://artsatl.com/tag/hammonds-house-museum/

For you folks who didn’t get around to it before now you’ve got another chance.  You’d best believe Daddy is gonna be putting on a show and drawing portraits.  You betta dressup and whatnot:-) 

INVERSE Covers AFROFUTURISM!

INVERSE Covers AFROFUTURISM!

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!   Had the pleasure of being included in a piece by INVERSE.COM on the subject AFROFUTURISM.It was amazing to see how many subjects they covered in the clip and very proud to see Matty’s Rocket amongst the pack.  I also got a kick out of seeing Playwright, Melanie Maria Goodreaux (Full Disclosure, she’s my wife) featured prominently.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=154XnA1xcis&t=18s

Big Thanks to INVERSE and Producer Samantha Riddell.

Check it out HERE