OKAY SPACE Gallery
281 North 7th Street
Over three years, Rachel D. Abrams, has sketched jazz, hip hop, and soul musicians at gigs she attended across the U.S. and in Europe, creating Soundpapered as a live drawing, live music journal. In her debut solo New York show, she will take over Okay Space, the gallery and activation space of online music magazine and media company, Okayplayer.com.
Based exclusively on the original Soundpapered drawings, “Fun. Loving. Genius.” is conceived as a site-specific installation at Okay Space, featuring thematic work that includes new handmade, silk-screened work, digital prints, projected animations and two-dimensional textiles.
Images featured in the exhibit derive from performances by Nia Andrews, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Casey Benjamin, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, George Clinton, Robert Glasper, Keyon Harrold, Derrick Hodge, Quincy Jones, Kennedy, Emily King, Terrace Martin, Taylor McFerrin, Kendrick Lamar, Amber Strother, Marcus Strickland, Burniss Earl Travis, Patrice Quinn, Kamasi Washington, and others.