Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition project for the Ojai Institute: Muna Malik: Air Justice, featuring a large-scale and site-specific presentation of the image Air Justice, 2020.
Printed on translucent vinyl and measuring 30.75 inches wide by 69.5 inches tall, the artwork will occupy the glass door of the Ojai Institute gallery space at 248 South Montgomery Street in downtown Ojai. Muna Malik: Air Justice will be on view August 7 - October 11, 2020. A limited edition poster is now available for purchase on our website.
Visible day or night to visitors and passersby, Air Justice is part of a larger body of digital collages produced by the artist after some of the first social justice protests that began in Los Angeles early this summer. More from this body of work may be viewed on the artist's website and were featured on Vogue.com: "13 Black Artists on Life in America Right Now". In the artist's own words (excerpt): "The juxtaposition of these images overlapping acts as a visual metaphor for the Black experience in America...These images are meant to evoke feelings of awe with an underlying sense of the struggle required to live under these conditions...".
Muna Malik is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, California. Malik’s art practice is grounded in a pursuit to create cultural awareness and understanding. Her current work focuses on capturing poetic imagery and narratives of women of color and refugees. Malik lived in Minneapolis and started her art career at MCAD and the Northern Spark art festival. Her work has also been exhibited at Artworks Chicago and The University of Minnesota—Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She was the billboard artist for North Carolina for the “For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.” She recently completed exhibitions at the Band of Vices Gallery LA, Annenberg Space for Photography LA with Photoville, the International Center for Photography with “For Freedoms”, Soomaal House of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and MOCA Geffen in Los Angeles, California. Her latest collage series was featured on vogue.com and i-D Magazine. Her ongoing series Blessing of the Boats, large scale andsite responsive sculptures of origami shaped boats, will be unveiled this month in Battery Park, New York City, as part of LMCC River to River Festival, River To River 2020: Four Voices, and will then make its way to Governor’s Island after that. A forthcoming installation of Blessing of the Boats will take place with the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College this fall.