Art of Perception
Beyond the cultural threads, dynamic crowd and bumping hip hop vibes, The Art of Perception was a gathering to showcase individuality and conceptual minds. It featured local artists, both male and female, who took their everyday perspective and transformed it into art.These artists delivered remarkable artistry for us to create our own meaning and perspective.
Local artist Noelle Goodson, who also has artwork along Dauphin Street in Downtown Mobile displayed her talents this past Sunday. “Every artist has their own reason for their pieces, we want everyone else to come up with their own reason. You can take from it anything negative, anything positive or beyond the fence about it,” explained Goodson.
The showcase was unlike any art show in recent times. Drawing in a large eclectic crowd, some of them their first art show and they did not leave disappointed.
Brandin Stallworth of Stallworth Unlimited Art presented intricate and detailed pieces unlike his previous work. “I really stepped it up. I’m proud of myself you know. This turnout is great, that gets me hype,” stated Brandin.
While each artist had several pieces, these were unique in not being as literal and leaving the meaning up to the audience. Another native artist in the Art of Perception exhibit was Sidney Sanders. “I want them to get a different feel. Mine are very edgy, geometric and sharp,” explained Sid.
Another artist, Justin Walker clarified his pieces as a mixture of spirituality, meditation, the connection our bodies have with the earth and gun presence. “I want people to think more. You know think below the surface,” Walker stated.
Another featured artist, DeAnthony Dulaney, was not only excited about showcasing his art but letting people know he is not alone in this movement. “The fact that there is urban art, there is black art, there is hip hop inspired art in Mobile. The culture is in Mobile and it’s here to stay,” stated Dulaney.
This phenomenal city has an art scene that is steadily growing and the attendance of the Art of Perception solidified it is on the rise.