The Lexington Art League is excited to host a series of events around PRHBTN 2016 on October 13th and 14th at Loudoun House. Along with a number of local artists, Loudoun House will host Charleston-based artist Patch Whisky and South African artist Faith 47.
The artist Rich Miller, known by his street name Patch Whisky will be installing a new mural on the community center adjacent to Loudoun House. Working primarily in aerosol and acrylic paint, Patch Whisky’s work can be found in Hawaii, New York City, Miami, and in the Museum of Art in Columbus South Carolina. The large colorful murals usually depict large cartoonish blobs, which the artist calls ‘winkles’, and are painted with artistic control and wry humor. Patch Whisky’s training as a graphic designer is evident in his richly saturated work.
Special guest artist Faith47 will also be participating. An internationally acclaimed visual artist from South Africa, Faith47 uses a wide range of mediums. Her realistic, almost chiaroscuro murals are both traditional and gritty. These murals grace abandoned theaters, Brooklyn brownstones, industrial alleyways, and city government offices. Above all, they are inherently accessible, viewable to to anyone willing to stop and look. As an artist Faith47 fights for animals rights, ecological sustainability, bringing electricity to underdeveloped cities, and feminist rights.
Watch the talented Faith47 at work in Rochester, New York and in Cozumel, Mexico. She discusses her process and the politics of space here.