Ka5sh presents: Peaches: A Black Internet Experience
On view July 15th-29th, opening reception and panel discussion July 15th, 7pm
Super Chief Gallery
739 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Los Angeles, CA - recording artist and viral meme creator Ka5sh announces a group exhibit and panel discussion featuring new works from a variety of Black digital content creators. “Peaches: A Black Internet Experience”, will run from July 15th - July 29th, 2017 at Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, with a reception on opening night to feature a panel talk of the show’s contributors, where they will discuss the unique challenges and successes faced by Black artists on the internet in 2017. This exhibit is made possible with the support of Flawed Fabulously, a NYC-based fashion line debuting this Summer, founded by South African interpreter and model, Tasia Sli.
“Peaches: A Black Internet Experience” will feature a curated selection of digital art pieces made larger-than-life from eight artists: Carmen Hates You, Cory in the Abyss, Ertha Clitt, I Look Like Lil Bill, Jaboukie, Ka5sh, Marquita Sade, and Shalik. The works exhibited will explore everyday life on the internet through the eyes and screens of these Black artists.
“I want to showcase what it’s like being Black and on the internet - and also, maybe try and change the way that [non Black] people assume Black culture.” says Ka5sh about the exhibit. The title, “Peaches: A Black Internet Experience” pays homage to Peaches Monroe, the young Black woman who coined the term “Eyebrows On Fleek”.
Following the success of Ka5sh’s “By Any Memes Necessary” show at Junior High Gallery, Ka5sh was inspired to bring digital art to life once again, this time to create a platform and physical space for Black artists that are so often plagiarized and uncredited. Through “Peaches: A Black Internet Experience” Ka5sh wishes to highlight his community, from some of the internet’s finest Black content creators, to the sponsor he’s partnered with to make the show possible.
“I specifically sought funding for this show from a Black-owned business. It is important to me to have this conversation powered by a contribution from my own community.” he states about the exhibit's partnership with Flawed Fabulously.
The Black Internet Experience will run July 15th-to July 29that Superchief Gallery 739 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 from 6PM-Close. Artists will be present for the opening night and panel discussion on July 15, 2017.