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Juneteenth (It’s Dre Day and Everybody’s Celebrating) is a solo presentation by Harlesden based artist Andre Morgan.
On the 19th of June 2021, Juneteenth, became a federal holiday when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. It celebrates the passing of bill of rights to abolish slavery upon which happened over a period of time, where Texas was the final state that signed on the 19th. At Liste Art Fair Basel 2022 Morgan presented a new site specific body of work based on inner city London, offering a glimpse into the artist’s min ...
Recreating Beavis and Butt-head scenes using watercolour and pro markers, Andre depicts the watching the way most people reacts blindly when a black person’s body is just laid out on the ground. Andre is depicted in a satirical manner here, with Beavis overreacting to his nosebleed whilst he happens by in his Rodney Dangerfield attire.
ANDRE MORGAN (b. 1993) has a formal practice as a street sweeper in Central London. Through his route, he makes many observations about the world from the perspective of a tall, black, male country and western music fan. His works are humorous and poetic, poking fun at neoliberal society and contemporary life whilst turning the mirror on his audience in mediums that range from watercolour and felt pen painting to airbrushed canvases where ghostly figures interact with slick inner city neighbourhoods in London.
Andre Morgan has coll ...