Sol'SaxFollow This Artist
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1995
BFA, Sculpture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, 1992
About The Artist
Sol'Sax is a multi-disciplinary artist whose performance work, sculptures, and videos layer complex connections between African-American and hip-hop culture with Yoruban traditions of West Africa. His artwork is subtle, incorporating clever wordplay or creative symbolism to engage with the public in a discourse about race in America.
One of his exhibits, These Hand Me Down Black and Blue Jeans (a play on the word "genes"), employed denim as a symbol of the fusion of American culture and African ancestry. Another installation, SOL'SNIPPED: Strange Fruit, included coke bottles stacked on each other to look like sugar cane (a play on "coke-cane") and addressed the legal repression of minorities by law enforcement and abuse of power.
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New York City Transit, MTA, New York, NY
Works by the Artist