The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

THE ART OF
KEVIN BLYTHE SAMPSON

8/27/14

Wanted Project-Collaborators Kevin Blythe Sampson

 

 

Collaborators

Dread Scott

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. In 1989, the entire US Senate denounced his artwork and President Bush declared it “disgraceful” because of its use of the American flag. His work is exhibited internationally including in the Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, Pori Art Museum (Finland), BAM Fisher and galleries and street corners across the country. He is a recipient of a Creative Capital Grant and his work is included in the collection of the Whitney Museum.
http://www.dreadscott.net/

No Longer Empty

No Longer Empty’s mission is to widen the audience for contemporary art, to promote socially conscious artists, and to build resilience in communities through art. We do so by presenting professionally curated, site-specific art exhibitions where a community of artists, educators, scholars and the public come together to create and experience art, free of market imperatives and institutional constraints.
No Longer Empty draws together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community.
http://www.nolongerempty.org/home/

Stop Mass Incarceration Network

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us. SMIN was started by Cornel West and Carl Dix.
http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/

Kevin Blythe Sampson

Kevin Blythe Sampson, 59, is a sculptor, painter, Muralist, and a Retired Police Officer- Composite sketch Artist that is recognized for tackling difficult issues that concern him and his Newark, N.J., neighbors. His has accomplished this, both through his work and his activism in the city of Newark as it concerns its youth. Kevin has been a gallery artist with Cavin-Morris Gallery, NY.NY for over 22 years. Sampson created the sketches for Wanted, based on verbal descriptions of “witnesses” who described a youth they had seen only briefly.
For inquiries about his work, contact Cavin-Morris Gallery
http://www.cavinmorris.com/home.html

Street Attack

Street Attack is Creative Disruption Factory for an overstimulated world.  They assisted with some of the creative disruption that is Wanted.
http://streetattack.com/