Artist Profile: Blak Kanvas
Stay Gallery is pleased to present The Other – An Unpopular Opinion, a debut solo exhibition displaying new works from Los Angeles-based creator, Blak Kanvas. This exhibition features a series of acrylic, charcoal and oil paintings on raw, un-stretched canvas. Bold, chaotic and visually stirring, Blak Kanvas’ works not only reflect her inner workings, but can be used by viewers as a source for emotional provocation and introspection.
“This exhibition addresses collectively, nothing specific. Uniquely, every piece will prompt a discussion for viewers. Each piece will evoke a range of feelings from self-appreciation to empathetic-pain. Together, the pieces are not creating a bigger message; each piece is separate from the last. There are no clues to the next pieces – the experience is objective and definitive. Viewers will be in awe of shapes, muse selection, and some daunted images.”
– Blak Kanvas
As a self-taught, self-reliant artist, Blak Kanvas draws inspiration from her every-day experiences, interactions and conversations. Her works merge personalized textual commentary with colorful, collaged imagery. Deeply personal, yet applicable to an outside viewer’s perspective, Blak Kanvas’ works cycle through the layers of human emotion.
“The duty of viewers upon entering is to be objective. Each piece is unique and deserves a clear mind to allow for new thoughts and ideas to thrive. If evoked, true emotions are allowed to flourish. This is a safe space that welcomes crying, laughter, anger, judgement, disgust, and confusion. This exhibit is also a celebration of life.”
– Blak Kanvas
In this exhibition, Blak Kanvas has included a vigil to commemorate and celebrate her mother. Hues of pinks are used to not only reflect her mother’s favorite color, but ironically the color chosen to represent breast cancer awareness. Viewers are encouraged to place lit candles safely beneath the piece to immortalize and commemorate.
Please join us for the opening reception of The Other – An Unpopular Opinion, this Friday, July 5 from 8 – 11p. On view July 5 – 25. Open to the public. Drinks provided by Novacane Bar.