Geishas rock afros, corn rolls and dreadlocks. They fashionably freeze with the same intensity that break dancers pose on the floor, but artist Iona Rozeal Brown’s acrylic painted Asiatic people are in brown face, and they’re a clashing of sorts. Comic book motifs, Ukiyo-e prints, Kabuki theater, Noh, Byzantine religious painting, voguing and most notably hip-hop, mix together like two turntables playing tug of war with the cross fader. If Brown was a DJ (which apparently she is), she’d be taking viewers on a journey all over space and back-back–forth-and-forth through time. Her blending is flawless. Victory.
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About his 365-Day Challenge, Rhyming Gaijin said, "Getting likes and comments is great but after awhile you really have to be doing it because you “like it.” I got to that point around day 130." https://t.co/hlXq3LYxla