DR Studio Visit with Jamiah Calvin
Time & Location
About the Event
To enter call J. Calvin at 773-747-9176 or T. Mason at 773-896-6745.
Parking - is available next to Building in Lot
Jamiah is visual artist from the west side of Chicago, Il. He is currently attending Northern Illinois University where he is majoring in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting.
Jamiah's mission is to create works of art that will leave a perpetual impression on the psyche of the viewer. Each piece carries a message that challenges the persona of beauty, love, pain and the hidden stigmas of everyday life. In each painting, Jamiah tells a story through a confluence of surrealist and realist imagery. His current body of work emphasizes the use of various materials, such as copper and glass, to challenge himself, and to enhance the emotional impact of each piece. In the current series (in progress) Divinity, the figures are mostly children and adolescence, representing innocence, and the purist aspects of our lives. Blowing fuzz from dandelions, watching humming birds as a child, or eating ice cream on a summer Saturday morning carry strong sensations in moments of time. However, the complexity of the first time learning about, or experiencing social injustice as a 13-year-old, or the euphoric feeling of learning to love yourself as a young woman have sensations that are just as powerful.