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City Winery Hosts André LeRoy Davis Art Exhibit In NYC

City Winery NYC is celebrating Black History Month with “The Last Word,” an art exhibit by André LeRoy Davis, known for his satirical illustrations on the “The Source” magazine’s end page.

City Winery NYC is hosting an art exhibit showcasing the works of André LeRoy Davis. The acclaimed artist will have his pieces on display at the gallery through Black History Month, along with its own signature bottle to commemorate the event.

Source: Photo by City Winery

On City Winery’s website, Davis spoke about his unorthodox visual humor and what the viewer should gain from the experience.

“If you’ve never been introduced to my artistry before, my humor may be outside of the box, but I tell a story within a box,” explained the visionary. “Jocularity, politics, captivating likeness, well thought out ideas, detail, hidden jokes, in-your-face statements and a parody that works in totality to elevate the complete package that seemingly draws you in.”

Davis offered details about his mission to remain true to his artistry by sparking conversation.

“My mission with my art is to inform, ‘make ‘em laugh, make ‘em think, enlighten ‘em, make ‘em double think about what they first thought and most importantly… I strive to say something with my art.”

“In the beginning, I illustrated whatever was happening in the news that was poignant,” he shared with the site. “After that, my illustrations would sum up the whole issue with one drawing. It evolved into whoever was on the cover. I really didn’t think anything of it. I was just trying to make sure my drawings were on point.”

City Winery is also unveiling a bottle of cabernet sauvignon to further celebrate the exhibit, with the keepsake featuring one of Davis’ signature pieces on the label. Tickets are free throughout February, with Davis to attend the venue for a meet-and-greet on Feb. 23 to speak more about the artwork that has aided in Black political consciousness.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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