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Maikoiyo

Alley-Barnes

Wait! Wait! Don't Shoot! (an Incantation for Trayvon and Jazz), 2018
Archival pigment print of textile sculpture
24 x 36 inches
Artist proof
Retail framed: $2,500
© and courtesy Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, framing courtesy Museum Quality Framing, Capitol Hill

Maikoiyo Anabi Alley-Barnes (b. 1977, Seattle) is a multimedia artist, curator, filmmaker, writer, and designer exploring the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mundane and the mystical. Alley-Barnes’ practice offers meditative narratives that reflect his fascination with, admiration for, and immersion in the aesthetic, ritual, and continuum that is the African diaspora. Alley-Barnes’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 2016 Aichi Triennale in Japan, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Natural History in New York. Alley-Barnes is a founding member of the multidisciplinary creative collective Black Constellation, which includes visual artists Nicholas Galanin and Nep Sidhu, as well as musicians Shabazz Palaces, Stas Thee Boss, Porter Ray, and OC Notes.

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