T R A P A D E M I A™
May 4-June 22, 2019 • KOPEIKIN GALLERY
TRAPADEMIA™️ engages with the liminal spaces of cultural knowledge and understanding, spaces often overlooked or misinterpreted by the mainstream. I approach the series inquisitively, linking trap to broader understandings of the collective hustle mentality and survival strategies performed in these marginalized spaces. The series explores the popularity of trap music and its logics and idioms. Song lyrics, fashions, and comportment inform the work combining trap with
elements of indigenous African spirituality and memory.