Anthony Peyton Young

Region: Northeast


City / State: Dorchester, MA

 Employing a hybrid of painting and drawing in collage, I focus on the methods of memorialization to deal with trauma and the spaces we use to activate these actions. Combining images of contemptible collectible memorabilia, historical photographs, as well as Black archetypes from literature and film, the work investigates fabrications and false conceptions, and honors the many men, women, and children who were murdered due to white supremacy, police brutality, and discrimination. Through a destructive process, I create my imagery by cutting images apart, carving away blackness by painting and bleaching, and reconnecting the pieces together in a gesture that symbolizes our shared unity and resilience against that violence.