On view through July 31.
A Solo exhibition of works by Terrence “CROOK” Sloan. Join Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center as we welcome local artist Terrence ‘CROOK’ Sloan and present a solo exhibition, Mind of a CROOK. Expect paintings that imitate real life. Sloan uses his artistic gift in a way to create a genuine perspective to a life he sees everyday. “I’m more than an artist,” he reminds his viewers, “I’ve lived through it.” Mind of a Crook will be on display and pieces available for purchase the entire month of July.
A Statement from the Artist:
“I’m more than an artist. I’ve got culture. I’ve really lived the life [of my images]. I’m not painting just anything. My paintings mean a lot to me. They’re full of expression. All the feelings, the thoughts and LIFE I have and live … it all transfers and transforms on canvas…”
Terrence Sloan, also known as “CROOK”, is a native of Southeast, Washington DC who continues to live, work and create in the area. Sloan graduated from Largo High School and didn’t always choose the best things for himself as he struggled to find his place in manhood. Choosing the “street life,” as a place of home for so many years, Sloan eventually got tired of the fast pace and unsafe lifestyle, especially after having children. CROOK, standing for “Creativity Rises out of Kings,” found rescue in his natural artistic abilities.
Sloan serves as a real life example of the phrase “Art saves lives.” A story that is so familiar in the DMV’s community, CROOK uses his self transformation and art as way to speak, mentor and organically inspire today’s youth, including his own, in their attempts to unscramble this journey called life.
CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.