University Of Cincinnati DAAP
Alex Macon – “Jesus Christ, It’s A Black Man!”
I was struck with the portrait “Jesus Christ, It’s a Black Man!” Again, the direct eye contact of the subjects in this portrait resonated with me but in a different way than in Nyata Babbit’s work.
The artist’s use of subject matter, color choices and gentle humor crept up on me and quietly demanded that I look at the world from a new perspective. I felt that the three portraits (including Alex’s artist photo) had the best potential for a strong body of work that will continue to grow and that I hope Alex continues to pursue.