From Museums & Galleries, Najee Dorsey Gracefully Conveys A Vital Southern Narrative
Najee Dorsey, Ice Cream Melting, 2021. Image from Black Art in America (BAIA).
Recently, artist Najee Dorsey has taken an innovative approach to his work, displaying his art along billboards in predominantly Black communities across the South. Forbes writer Natasha Gural discusses how Dorsey plants his colorful billboards in vast industrial landscapes to draw attention to the pollution and destruction hiding in plain sight. Najee Dorsey hopes that his art will draw attention to these underserved communities and expose the corporations that for decades, have unlawfully treated Black people and their rights.
“If you live in an urban environment, you’re pretty close to a factory, maybe a refinery, perhaps a landfill. This is what inspired me to create this body of work I call it the Poor People's Campaign. This work speaks to how we live in plain sight of a lot of these corporate wastelands and find ways and things that impact that health.” - Najee Dorsey