miXT Food Hall Presents Thomas E. Dade aka The Blaq Picasso Millie

By Editorial Team on September 19, 2022

Mon, 22 August 2022 - Sat, 12 November 2022

Brunch on Sunday, 2022, 40 x 36 inches, mixed media on Canvas

Thomas E. Dade aka The Blaq Picasso solo exhibition, titled “Millie,” in homage to his grandmother Mildred “Millie” Ford Alexander is exhibited in the Loft Gallery and Corner Space at miXT Food Hall.

Thomas Dade’s work is inspired by music, identity, and mystery. Primarily an abstract painter, the artist uses various mediums to conceptualize his vision. Thomas Dade was born and raised in Washington DC, credits working as an assistant to international artist Sam Gilliam and sculptor/architect John L. Dreyfuss for his passion to become a working artist. The artist currently resides and works out of his studio in Hagerstown, MD.

My work is driven by the notion that our ancestors have helped us live our future now. Pulling from ancient unexplainable phenomena for inspiration, such as the Egyptian pyramids and astrology has inspired me to create something abstract and mysterious. I have embraced the energy of music, mystery, and my ancestors to guide me through a colorful and complex journey of metaphysics. This has been instrumental for the understanding of the invisible nature of life to transcend into a physical thing I can create. ART; under the veil of Abstraction and the pioneering aspects of Afro-Futurism.


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  • Friday: 8am-10pm
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  • Sunday: 9am-8pm

miXt Food Hall is located at 3809 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood MD.