A few months ago I was asked to donate a piece of art to the Critical Resistance art auction. Critical Resistance is an organization that joined forces with Artsy.net to raise funds in continuance of their work toward abolishing the prison industrial complex. I am proud to support this cause and I invite you to check out over 75 thoughtful and beautiful pieces of art donated by a talented pool of artists; I am honored to be included among them.
This occasion is also very exciting for me because it is the first time I am participating in a public auction. My piece has one bid so far and I am over the moon! Go see the auction here, there is something available for any budget or you can just donate to the cause: Auction Link
In Auction: When Women Gather
When Women Gather
54 X 96 in
(acrylic on canvas)
When Women Gather is a part of the Art For The Coming Age series of paintings.
Art For The Coming Age is a collection of 25 paintings created by Ainsley Burrows during the Coronavirus pandemic and the revival of the BLM movement. While showcasing vibrant colors and striking composition; the paintings are simultaneously filled with angst and chaos; they feel off kilter. The characters appear to occupy a world that exists at odd angles. Overall there is a simple yet complex beauty in these paintings. They tell the story of an artist exploring, finding his way through the pandemic, while creating meaning and context through art.
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.