M'Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus

Bush Babies

July 16 - August 10, 2021

Bush Babies depicts the isolation specific to being a queer person of color in a country that actively oppresses individuals power and autonomy. Inspired by Adam Pendleton’s theoretical assemblage, Black Dada Theory, Abdullah-Broaddus utilizes allegory, found imagery, handmade objects, and digital painting to fuse together conversations regarding the past and the future. The imagery presented references America’s violent past, contemporary life, and avenues for future change. Melding sculpture, photography, and collage, Abdullah-Broaddus creates grating compositions that distort perception, asking the viewer to reconsider the politics concerning our country’s most marginalized.

M’Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus (he/him b. 1996) , is an inter-disciplinary artist from Akron, Ohio. He attained his BFA from the University of Cincinnati through the college of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in 2018. He has exhibited work in the US and completed residencies in both the US and abroad. Abdullah-Broaddus uses his queer point of view as a window into systemic injustice and resulting emotions.