I'll Make You Sorry
organized by LaNia Sproles
Phoenix S Brown 🦋 Oscar Chavez 🦋 Michael Collazo 🦋 Zoe Hawk 🦋 Lynnea Holland-Weiss 🦋 Zachary Ochoa 🦋 Liora Ostroff 🦋 Nicolette Sloan
to benefit The Butterfly Collective
Dec 1 - 31, 2020
Presented in collaboration with Fellowship.Art. Organizesed by Milwaukee artist, educator and activist LaNia Sproles, the exhibition I'll Make You Sorry is a group show featuring the work of contemporary artists who celebrate their “otherness.” As part of her art practice, Sproles has been using her platform as an artist to raise money and awareness for social justice causes, such as backing Chrystul Kizer, BLM, and other organizations to support LGBTQ people of color. With I’ll Make You Sorry, Sproles creates an opportunity for artists to promote social justice beyond exhibiting their artwork on a gallery wall.
“All the works in I’ll Make You Sorry have the collective message, ‘I am existing freely,’ and that in itself is a form of protest,” Sproles said. “I also want this exhibition to be about building connections and community between the artists and organizations like The Butterfly Collective.”
This exhibition will function as a fundraiser at The Green Gallery in collaboration with Fellowship.art. The exhibition will be held virtually on Green Gallery's website from Dec. 1- Dec. 31, 2020. All funds raised from this exhibition will aid The Butterfly Collective, an organization serving BIPOC Transgender youth experiencing hardships within the greater Milwaukee area by providing safe social spaces, gender affirming care, financial means for living, self-defense classes and most importantly, a sense of community. This exhibition will be featured as part of the Green Gallery’s exhibition at the NADA Miami online art fair. NADA (The New Art Dealers Alliance) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.
LaNia Sproles is a Milwaukee-based artist, educator and activist. With a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Sproles conducts research on the philosophies of self-perception, queer and feminist theories, and inherent racial dogmas. Through the combination of printmaking and drawing, Sproles creates imagery that is free from the barriers of social constructs and honest in its vulnerability.
Fellowship.art is a 12-week accelerator program for visual artists. Fellowship.art helps artists achieve greater success by providing the support and mentorship needed to maintain a sustainable practice and navigate the industry.