Last weekend, my friend Alyssa and I went to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Open Artists’ Studios visit. I was really taken with this artist, Michael Paul Britto, and I took some pictures with my iphone. Most of his work speaks for itself, but the bottom photo is of a video depicting a young black woman being attacked by police officials while John Mayer’s song Daughters plays in the background. And several of the paintings (like the one up top) were done on mirrors so that, as you approached, your own reflection became part of the piece.
Read more about him here.