The short films being shown are collaborative works of Deandre Rhodes “Canon Coltrane” and Ron B. Thompson M.F.A. “the first R AKA King Midas”. Canon Coltrane is an artist that helps individuals express their personal ideas through the visual mediums of photography and motion video.
My America series of art exhibitions are created by Ron B. Thompson. His most recent exhibition was here in Chicago entitled “My America: Being Human”. The short films are amalgamations of contemporary events that are addressing the multiple parts of African American ethnicity and culture. Through the combination of pop culture imagery, humor, and satire, evoking the idea of Double Consciousness as proposed by W.E.B. Dubois, they are challenging today’s so-called post-racial America.