Ambrose Rhapsody, Armani Howard, Malaika Temba, Joshua Adokuru
Paul Hill and Taofeek Abijako are two friends born an ocean apart, who are driven to design new methods of displaying art and fashion together. They present to you, “In Moonlight We Turn Blue”. Drawing inspiration from Abijako’s collection, Hill has curated works by Black artists across two continents, who explore themes around Black vulnerability, youth, and vibrancy through interlaced fibers and works on canvas. Our show has united artists internationally, from America to Nigeria, and asks complex questions like: How do young Black artists use their work as a vessel to be vulnerable? What does it mean to be Black physically and culturally where they’re from? Every artist has a different means of exploring these questions; Blue is a symbol of the complete vulnerability that each of these artists must continuously demand in the battle to make space for themselves, in a world which is constantly scrutinizing them. Ultimately, blue is blue. A color that is used to show one’s identity and explore one’s inner self. In this exhibition, blue is the motif which weaves together stories between each artist's works and the ground we traverse. Blue illustrates just how vulnerable each artists’ world can be- as is the result of that creative output.