Friday, July 24, 2020

Window Gallery - Kah Yangni & Keegan Bonds-Harmon



JULY 2020

We had the the opportunity to interview our current window artist Kah Yangni. Check out their interview on our blog! HERE

(more info on their installation below!!)


This project was made possible through support from the City of Providence, Art Culture + Tourism Department


Kah Yangni - artist statement:
June, and the wake of the killing of George Floyd, was crushing. I knew I wanted to do something that would be like a message in a bottle to anyone black or brown who passed the mural, to lift them at a time that was really dark. I made this mural to lift the people that pass this intersection day to day. The lyrics are from the Solange song, "Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It" from her 2016 album "A Seat At The Table."

The full lyrics are:

you did it from the get go, get go, get go /
let’s go, let’s go, let’s go /
look for magic, ye-ah /
they not gonna get it from the get go, get go, get go /
don’t let, don’t let, don’t let /
anybody steal your magic, ye-ah /
But I got so much, y’all /
you can have it, ye-ah

- Solange, 2016

Kah Yangni is an artist making illustrations, prints, and murals in Philadelphia, PA. They make heartfelt art about justice, queerness, femme life, and joy. Kah has made work for the New York Times, Vice, BUST Magazine, Autostraddle, the Seattle Seahawks, Rock the Vote, the National Women’s Law Center, the 2020 Free Our Mothers Poster Campaign, Project NIA, the Transgender Law Center, Forward Together, Girls Rock Philly, and others. Their work has been presented at the Poster House in NYC and the RISD Museum, and featured in Them, Mashable, and Colorlines.
Keegan Bonds-Harmon is an artist and recently graduated high school student born and raised in Providence RI, whose work incorporates painting, sculpture and video.  We did a live zoom interview with Keegan about the installation and their work - to view a transcript of our conversations, check out our blog HERE! 

These projects were made possible through support from the City of Providence, Art Culture + Tourism Department

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