Gallery Openings and Events

Black Whiskey Bar with Black Market Art Present Stephen Whiteside and Joel Innovinci Concrete Oppressionism

Joel Innovinci, Untitled (evolution). Courtesy of the artist.

Opening: Wednesday, July 26 from 7pm to 10pm

Stephen “Esteban” Whiteside is self-taught artist, painting to satiate his need to record his “emotions, frustrations and stories.” The term Concrete Oppresionism is his creation, an it describes the very real, palpable [concrete] way in which people of color face oppression, while also pointing to his unapologetic compositions.

Joel “Innovinci” Ulmer, was compulsively drawn to art from a very early age. He creatively absorbs the elements around him, using mainly the oil medium as his vehicle to communicate his “notions of history,” focused on the African-American experience, and exploring the parameters of race relations.

Black Whiskey Bar is located at 1410 14th St NW.