David Anthony Love, Jr.—perhaps better known as Kid Capri—grew up around the blues, and now sees it in his work, in his life, in Spike Lee movies. See yourself surrounded by the blues:
Blues for Smokeis on view at the Wex for another month.
Poet, author, and activist Sonia Sanchez talks about the connections she sees in haiku, jokes, and the blues. Visit
Blues for Smoke, now through December 29 at the Wex, and see some of the
imagery, memory, humor that Sanchez sees in the blues for yourself.
"As a young African-American man who has established roots in China, where do you see the blues in today's society?" Business mogul Andrew Ballen discusses the presence of the blues in China, the creative manifestations of the blues, and the convergence of contemporary art and the blues in China. See the global nature of the blues for yourself when you visit
Blues for Smoke, now in its final month at the Wex.
Artist and sometimes-drummer Charles Gaines shares his thoughts on the relationship between motown, jazz, and the blues, and on his work Untitled (Regression Series: Group 3), 1973–14, which appears in
Blues for Smoke (on view through December 29). Here, he takes a moment to discuss the piece's aesthetic, its intellectual rigor, and the ephemeral metaphor that is "smoke."