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Five Artists: How the Protests Influence Their Art


‘Down on my Knees.’ Frankfort, 2020. | Photo by Kenyatta Bosman. In this feature for Leo Weekly, Danielle Grady interviews five artists in and around Louisville, Kentucky, to discuss their artistic practice in light of current social and political climate. Artists featured in this piece range in race, gender, age, and use their various artistic media to begin conversations about social inequality in America.

“There has to be a zero labor space for people to just be appreciated . . . they need to not have anything asked of them; they need to receive good feeling, good energy, love, kindness, appreciation. And so that’s what I feel like this is doing, to remind us that not all of this has to be a struggle, not all of it is labor at all, even the healing work.” - Brianna Harlan, artist