NEW YORK, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 6th, Zeph Farmby will return to The Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn NY, for the second time, in less than a year, with "Colored Me Bad". The new thought provoking exhibit is the highly anticipated sequel, to the socially conscious "Pursuing False Idols". This collection features iconography based on the "Black experience", viewed through Farmby's artistic lens. The exhibit runs through May 30th.
Whether it's Muhammad Ali protesting the Vietnam War, or child soldiers in Africa, Zeph Farmby consistently manages to create vibrant works, aimed at forging a conversation about the effects of underlying racist imagery, on people's lives. The "Colored Me Bad" exhibition is a compilation of works that transcends trends, myths and societal mental conditioning. This collection fosters dialogue and heightens awareness, in an effort to thwart the mainstream media's brainwashing tactics.
Zeph describes his inspiration for this body of work as, "a desire to awaken the parts of our brain that have not been influenced by filters built to brainwash us, so in turn we may trigger a new way of thinking, which drives omniscience." During this exhibition, Zeph shares his perspective as a visual critique of the imagery projected on us daily by society.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Zeph is known for his blatantly honest and graphic pieces, which illuminates the thoughts and actions of the disenfranchised youth. During his down time, he stays connected to his community, by mentoring young artists near and abroad.
Zeph's work can be viewed globally, in mixed media including feature films like "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Barbershop 2"; in national publications such as Antenna, XXL, Slam, The Source, and Complex; and international publications Studio Visit and 400 ML Project Book. His collectors include influential celebrities, athletes and entertainers.
About the Gallery-
The Bishop Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Launched in 2012, we offer an innovative multimedia space, where the work of cutting-edge, emerging artists can fully realized and experienced, while connecting our growing community of art lovers and culture seekers to the ever-expanding world of art.
About the Artist-
Zeph Farmby is a painter, graphic designer and mentor currently settled in Connecticut. His original art work and apparel are for sale in art galleries and boutiques across the United States, Canada and Europe. You can also find his works online at www.zephfarmby.com
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