Brooklyn, NY, October 20, 2016 - Muhammad Ali is an iconic legend whose athleticism and vocal fight against injustice gave him the title of “The Greatest”. On Saturday November 5th, we celebrate his fighting spirit of being unapologetic and unafraid, with an exclusive exhibition by artistic storyteller, Leroy Campbell.
Richard Beavers Gallery, in the heart of Bedstuy (408 Marcus Garvey Blvd.), will feature Campbell’s collection of work entitled, “The Fight Continues…”. This body of work symbolizes the long line of fighting spirits within the African diaspora - igniting awareness that our spirit defines us. Ideology, family, political affiliations, or race does not have a right to disrupt or bring disharmony to it. The concept for this collection is that our spirit itself fights for that right ….
Our fighting spirit is ancestral … It is in our DNA.
“We are unafraid, determined to be our authentic self, unapologetically black and committed to the salvation of ourselves. It is in our natural spirit to be willing and ready to contribute to the greater good of humanity. Our souls are interconnected and we feel each other’s pain whether we ignore it or not. This is why we have to fight this battle together. When we combine our spiritual powers, only then will God’s force help us. Until then, the fight continues…” - Leroy Campbell
"I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free." - Muhammad Ali
Media Preview: Thursday, November 3, 2016 12-3 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, November 5, 2016 6-9 PM
Artist Discussion: Sunday, November 6, 2016 2-5 PM
Open to the Public: November 5th – December 10th
About Richard Beavers Gallery
Richard Beavers Gallery, established in 2007, is a contemporary fine art gallery. Our collection primarily consists of artists whose work depicts various aspects of life in an urban environment through a multitude of genres. The artwork is inspired by the culture of these communities and addresses the many social and political issues in the forefront of society. RB Gallery aims to educate, inspire, and stir consciousness - whether you are a seasoned collector, art appreciator or merely have an interest in art, alike.
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Richard Beavers Gallery
347 663-8195 (gallery)