Solo Exhibition - Cultivator at Bray Grove Farm
Monday, Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, 2-5pm. Please rsvp.
Cultivator is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Ish Muhammad at Bray Grove Farm. Muhammad’s two 11 foot paintings, situated in a large open area amidst a grove of trees on Bray Grove Farm, are a tribute to war veterans and the 1.1 million soldiers who gave their lives during military campaigns. As a war veteran and father of an active service member, his Memorial Day paintings will encourage viewers to acknowledge family, friends, and soldiers.
During "3rd Fridays" at his open studio in April and May, Muhammad asks the public to write text commemorating the memories of their loved ones. On Memorial Day at Bray Grove Farm, the Cultivator attendees can participate by waving wands of ink bubbles over his painted canvases in anticipation of them bursting upon the paintings. Muhammad states, "We never know how long, how full, how much volume we will take when present…”POP”… life in an instant has that final moment. The canvas under the bubble will capture the ink … representing how with the breadth (air) of life gone… all we manage to capture is a residual of the life that was given."
Please rsvp and join us on Monday, Memorial Day, May 29th from 2-5pm for art and conversation. Bray Grove Farm is located 70 miles southwest of Chicago in Grundy county. To confirm your attendance and receive directions and parking information, email.
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Ish Muhammad is a self-taught artist with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Born in New York City, he resides in Indiana and maintains a studio in Chicago.
Muhammad describes his paintings and murals as post-graffiti abstract expressionism. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and in site-specific installations. His art has been shown at venues such as the Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis, IN), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indianapolis, IN), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Zhou B Art Center (Chicago, IL), Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute) and Maison de Metallos (Paris, France). His commissioned art can be seen at Eskenazi Hospital (Indianapolis, IN), NiSource (Gary, IN), and Substation #9 (Hammond, IN)