Long Live Flower Man
For the Houston 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade, I had the opportunity to create a parade float paying tribute to a legendary figure from my community. Cleveland Turner aka Flower Man, was the epitome of creating something from nothing.
presenting...The Black Guys
Art League Houston is excited to present 'The Black Guys', an experimental performance-based exhibition by artists Robert Hodge and Phillip Pyle the Second. Inspired by the well-known Houston-based collaborative artist team The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing), the artists will recreate a series of five Art Guy performances; Try to Cry!, Dish it Out!, Stop N Go!, Huh?!, The Art Guys Agree on a Painting. The duo will also present five original performances by 'The Black Guys'.
Art Direction, Performing Arts
Recent 2D Work
Art Direction, Digital Art
CTGME is an experimental exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University, featuring installation, performance and mixed media works by select Houston artists. This show has been initiated by artist Robert Pruitt but is a highly collaborative venture between all the artists involved. CTGME is pulled from a lyric of Hip Hop artist Brother J of X-Clan, and conjures up images of Hannibal and his elephants riding to meet the Romans in Battle. The title serves to reference historical ideas of value, migration, and shifting concepts of power. To that end this exhibition will attempt to replicate components from early 20th century World Fairs. Each participating artists creates their own pavilion showcasing innovative ideas of power, identity, and worth.
Fine Arts, Pattern Design, Print Design
The Beauty Box
The Beauty Box is an outdoor public installation illuminating a particular time in an average Third Ward home prior to integration. The project will transform an abandoned portion of a building into an installation and gallery space where artist talks, round table discussions, and other public events will be held.
Architecture, Fine Arts, Interior Design
Will They Reminisce Over You
Will They Reminisce Over You, looks to remind the viewer of those that have passed away, and forces you to reflect on your own "works" in life.
Exhibition Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Children’s building blocks have been used to craft an enormous amount of things, from the Empire State Building, to famous people. Caroline Plantation will be the first attempt at a full scale reproduction of a slave plantation. Loosely based on the Wavering Place Plantation located in South Carolina, the piece will feature over 3000 legos.
Character Design, Fine Arts, Sculpting
STACKS :: BLACK FRIDAY
STACKS is a group exhibition curated by Robert Pruitt. 5 week-long laboratory residencies will occupy the Main Gallery as a site of transformation addressing themes of Black imagination, creativity, and commodification. The exhibition features a series of performances and installations by five emerging artists:Jamal Cyrus, Nathaniel Donnett, Autumn Knight, Phillip Pyle II, and M'kina Tapscott. Writer Garry Reece provides an online narrative component tracking and examining each artist's project, offering his thoughts on possible meanings of the work.
On STACKS opening night, the artists invite the audience to participate by donating items and objects that are loaded with cultural stigmas, represent a negative stereotype, demeaning, poorly crafted, low budget, antiquated Black memorabilia and paraphernalia. As part of a performance the artists will destroy these materials.
STACKS looks at the relationship between cultural tropes and the notion of an authentic black experience. As a cathartic act, these five artists will use the exhibition's opening to publicly deconstruct, destroy, and de-power materials that impede the construction and reception of Black imaginative power.
Digital Art, Graphic Design
VALUE$ - Project Row Houses: Round 36
The removal of the words from picket signs during civil rights marches leaves the content of the sign up to the imagination of the viewer. It also forces you to focus more on the people holding the blank signs. The Texas School Board has released a history textbook that has omitted, and twisted many historical facts. The idea of the picket signs being blank is a visual description of what the Texas School Board has done.
The artwork was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Bombay Saphire/Artisan Series