BOOOOOM! by Anthony Grant
On view from January 17th through April 30th, 2022.
BOOOOOM! is a collage installation created by Anthony Grant that is on display at good neighbor in Baltimore, Maryland. The piece contains references to Baltimore's past and present, iconography typically found in advertising, and figurative Black imagery. The artist invites the viewer to either decode the messages or just simply take in the image.
BOOOOOM!, a Black Collagists installation at good neighbor was curated by Teri Henderson. BOOOOOM! is viewable entirely outdoors and is the second public art installation at good neighbor.
Join Anthony for an artist talk at good neighbor on April 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
about the artist
Anthony Grant is a graphic designer and artist located in the Bay Area, California. He spends his days crafting brands and user interfaces and nights making collages. While his professional work strives for perfection and solutions, his personal artwork finds beauty in imperfection, texture, and introspection. His works has been shown at NIAD (Richmond CA), District (Oakland CA), Themes+Projects (San Francisco CA), Plastik Comb Magazine, and Black Collagists: The Book. Find his work on Instagram @anthony.r.grant or at https://www.argstudios.com/art-work
about Black Collagists
Founded in August 2020, Black Collagists (@blackcollagists) is an online platform that highlights and amplifies the work solely of Black artists making collage worldwide. The platform features the work of emerging Black collage artists as well as more established and well known collage artists in order to raise awareness about the history of Black collage art.
In December 2021, Black Collagists: The Book was published by Kanyer Publishing. Written and curated by Teri Henderson, Black Collagists: The Book features over fifty emerging and established Black collage artists from around the world. With over 300 full color images alongside historical context and academic essays, the book establishes a physical archive of the history and the future of Black collage artists.Black Collagists: The Book does not claim to be a complete record, but rather a door that invites others into a conversation about representation in Black collage art, both historically and currently, and challenges others to expand their own research. For more on Black Collagists follow @blackcollagists or visit www.blackcollagists.com
about the curator
Teri Henderson (b. Fort Worth, TX, 1990) is a Baltimore-based independent curator, a staff writer for BmoreArt, and the Founding Director of Black Collagists. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University. She formerly held a curatorial internship at Ghost Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Henderson previously served as the Art Law Clinic Director for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts and is currently on their Board of Directors. Her written work has been seen in: BmoreArt, All SHE Makes, Artforum, Justsmile Magazine, Kinfolk Travel, and the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. Teri Henderson was a curator of private acquisitions of Black collage art for the Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection from 2020 - 2021, as part of her work she created the Black Collagists Arts Incubator, which was underwritten by the Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection through November 2021. Black Collagists: The Book is her first book. Follow her at @teri__henderson.
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