‘Cosmic Remix’ 
by Donte K. Hayes

While on a trip to Cuba, Donte K. Hayes “was struck by how the Cuban people have to find creative ways to use and maintain technology that is old and obsolete.” Always looking to the future (he’s a self-proclaimed “Afrofuturist”), he saw these Afro-Cubans reusing the outdated boombox as “a technology that reminds you of Hip-Hop culture but also a way to unite and bring people together socially and even politically, like the political soap box.” In “Cosmic Remix,” his third solo show at garner narrative, he continues in what he does best, illustrating how the captured people of Africa adapted to new locations and situations. Cuba, with its constant adjustments, seems tailor-made for his artful observations.

THROUGH MARCH 31

Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art
Times vary | Free
642 E. Market St.
http://garnernarrative.com

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‘Cosmic Remix’ 
by Donte K. Hayes

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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