Art: Black Lives Matter

Paul Laurence Dunbar: We Wear the Masks (M.A. Reilly, 2016)

I.  Below is a slideshow of images I have made that document and celebrate the many ways that Black lives matter. Included are photographic, collaged, and painted images.






II.

These are a series of collages I made that together highlight what should never need to be said, yet given the ways we live and fail to live, must be said: Black lives matter.  38 collages: from the ordinary to the very celebrated.

We Have Chosen Hope Over Fear (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
Creation (M.A. Reilly 2009)
A Love Supreme (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
Piano Starts Here (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
Birdland (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
From the Fire: Zora Neale Hurston (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
A Time to Break Silence (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
Talkin' 'Bout Malcolm X (M.A. Reilly, 2009)
The Whiteness of America (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
Barack Obama: Victory (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
The First Lady (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
Use Your Voice (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
Christmas in Harlem (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
Sax Player in Central Park (M.A Reilly, 2012)
Christmas in the City (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
Community is Infinite (M.A. Reilly, 2013)
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
South Bronx on the Map (June 2, 2014)
Seeking Justice for George Stinney (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
Justice (M.A. Reilly, 2014)  
What's Your Story? Walter Dean Myers (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
Let 'Em Eat Dirt (M.A. Reilly, 2014)  
Another Mother's Grief (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
A Son's Murder Upsets the Order of Things (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
Stop Stealing Dreams (M.A. Reilly, 2013) 
The McCollum Brothers: Wrongly Accused, Freed 30 Years Later (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
The Dream Keeper (M.A. Reilly, 2014) 
Malcolm X (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
James Baldwin (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
A Person Determined: W.E.B. DuBois (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
Sojourner Truth: "now old Sojourner ain't got nothing to say" (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
Benjamin Banneker: Blue Skies and Stars (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
Billie Holiday (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
Romare Bearden: Like SA Whale Swimming With His Mouth Wide Open  (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 
Monk's Mood (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 

Frederick Douglass: No Struggle, No Progress (M.A. Reilly, 2016) 

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