Black Iron Giants & 185 Augusta presents:
The Chris Ak Beatape – “Midnight Green”
Cover Art for The Chris Ak Beatape Album “Midnight Green” painted by the talented Danilo M McCallum.
Check out the album at http://chrisak.bandcamp.com
Direct zip download @ https://rapidshare.com/files/351162622/ChrisAk-MIDNIGHTGREEN-ALBM.zip
We have ventured back in our history and recognized many of the great achievements accomplished by Black people. Each February we do this time and time again. But what of our distant future as Black people. This collection of art work explores future visions of our existence and evolution as people. Perhaps A Black take on science fiction through a lens of full vibrant colour. Join us at Accents as Danilo McDowell-McCallum travels down one path into the story of our future Black destiny.
-Danilo M. McCallum
Accents Bookstore 1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario Friday February 1 2013 check out the Facebook Page for updates
Starships & Angels – An Art Exhibition by Danilo McDowell- McCallum
Presented by 185 Augusta and Black Iron Giants.
Opening Reception: March 20th, 2013 at the 185 Augusta gallery. Facebook Event Page
“Starships and Angels” is the new solo exhibition by Toronto based artist Danilo McDowell McCallum. Danilo’s artwork explores the concept of afro-futurism through the use of his signature “blockhead” portraits of black artists. The exhibition is being held at 185 Augusta which is a gallery space located in Toronto’s Kensington market that is home to a collective of multi-disciplinary urban artists. This will be Danilo’s third solo show and builds off of the recent success of his “Black Future Month” exhibition which opened in February.
For more information about the artist and this exhibition please see the attached press kit and video link (below).
Check out the animation below by Chris Ak!
THIS VIDEO WAS MADE EXCLUSIVELY ON A SMART PHONE!! Shot, edited, music, everything on the phone. Chris Ak is always pushing the technology he has in arm length further.
The video features the spot 185 Augusta. Which is the greater, over all team’s Head Quarters. It also features JAH making of a custom pair of sunglasses and shoes for TOMS. Check the finish product here
Shot&Chopped by Chris Ak of BLACK IRON GIANTS.
Live Painting at Muslim Fest 2012 at Celebration Square, Mississauga
The calligraffiti reads “wahedah” which means ONENESS or UNITY in Arabic. The fill of the letters consists of the public’s contribution of their # of choice – a compilation of individual numbers that form ONE number, in essence.
“No 1 But 1″ is a reference to the shahada – “There is No Deity but One Deity”
Amazing support from the youth volunteers from MFEST (Salima) and UTR (Smilez)