Artist Spotlight | April Bey

This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.
This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.

This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.

Based in Los Angeles, but hailing from The Bahamas (New Providence), April Bey brings L.A. (and beyond) a delightful sense of power, sensuality, and Black, female resilience in the face of societal expectations and historical erasure.

This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.

With a beautiful blend of AfroFuturism, AfroSurrealism, post-colonialism, and an introspective critique of American and Bahamian culture, feminism, social media, and post-colonialism and constructs of race within perpetuated supremacist systems, April Bey brings us a discerning mélange to marvel at.

This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.

Using mixed media, Bey’s collage work mingles fabric, wood, caulking and resin.

This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.

Internationally exhibited in Italy, Spain, and Ghana, Bey likewise sports a series of a whopping seven solo exhibitions: Picky Head at Liquid Courage Gallery in Nassau, Bahamas, COMPLY at Coagula Curatorial in Chinatown, Los Angeles, MADE IN SPACE at Band of Vices Gallery in West Adams, a large survey of work spanning several years, Welcome to Atlantica at Fullerton College Art gallery, Atlantica: The Gilda Region at The California African American Museum and When You’re on Another Planet and They Just Fly at Gavlak Gallery Los Angeles.  

This month’s LA Art artist spotlight is on April Bey.

Bey is a tenured professor at Glendale College and represented by Gavlak Gallery Los Angeles.

Raleigh Barrett Gallina
Author: Raleigh Barrett Gallina

Raleigh (Barrett) Gallina from LA ART. Raleigh has been writing for the NoHo Arts District since 2015. Raleigh explores everything from large-scale commercial exhibitions to gratis solo exhibitions showcased by amateur galleries. While her preferences are ever-evolving, her favorite exhibitions include large-scale sculpture or paint, as well as artwork which holds socio-cultural underpinnings. She hopes that by capturing a large array of media and voices (including that of curators and the artists themselves), that readers are able to enjoy and voyeur out of their comfort zones.

Raleigh (Barrett) Gallina from LA ART. Raleigh has been writing for the NoHo Arts District since 2015. Raleigh explores everything from large-scale commercial exhibitions to gratis solo exhibitions showcased by amateur galleries. While her preferences are ever-evolving, her favorite exhibitions include large-scale sculpture or paint, as well as artwork which holds socio-cultural underpinnings. She hopes that by capturing a large array of media and voices (including that of curators and the artists themselves), that readers are able to enjoy and voyeur out of their comfort zones.