EBSPLOITATION
Akeem Smith, Alima Lee, American Artist, Arthur Jafa, Billy Gerard Frank, Carolyn Lazard, Cauleen Smith, Christie Neptune, Christopher Udemezue, David Roy, Devin Kenny, Devin Troy Strother, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jazmine Hayes, Jessica Vaughn, Kandis Williams, Kayode Ojo, Mandy Harris Williams, Pope.L, Shikeith, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Wendell Bruno. 

June 21 - August 3, 2019 

SELECTED PRESS:
New York Times
Digital Journal

Please join us this Summer at Martos Gallery for EBSPLOITATION. This exhibition is inspired by Blaxploitation, which provided black audiences with cinematic heroes and was considered at the time as a more honest or accurate portrayal of black realities than those depicted in most Hollywood pictures.

For EBSPLOITATION, Martos Gallery will transform into a movie theater and present a program of short films and videos that show a different side to filmmaking. The curated program will run daily during gallery hours.

We will also host weekly screenings of longer and feature length films, every Wednesday night at 8pm.


Screening Schedule:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm: EBSPLOITATION: short film program, TRT 02:40:00

Wednesday Nights:


June 26, 8pm: Cauleen Smith, Drylongso, 1998, TRT 01:21:34

July 3, 8pm: Kandis Williams, Eurydice, 2018, TRT 20:13
Pope. L, Obi Sunt, 2015, TRT 40:00


July 10, 8pm: Devin Troy Strother, Alima Lee, Mandy Harris Williams, the worst witch, 2018, TRT 10:36
Shikeith, #Blackmendream, 2014, TRT 44:00

July 17, 8pm: Billy Gerard Frank, Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap, 2019, TRT 39:36
Akeem Smith, Lexus, Benz & Bimma, 2018, TRT 31:11


July 24, 8pm: Pope. L, Obi Sunt, 2015, TRT 40:00
Billy Gerard Frank, Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap, 2019, TRT 39:36

July 31, 8pm: Tiona Nekkia McClodden, black./womyn.:conversations with lesbians of African descent, 2018,
TRT 01:30:00


** Full screening schedule with info here.


Concessions by Les Chocolateries Askanya.


Akeem Smith (b. Brooklyn, NY) Lives and works in New York, NY.

Alima Lee (b. New York, NY) Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

American Artist (b. 1989, Altadena, CA) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Arthur Jafa (b. 1960, Tulepo, Mississippi) Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Billy Gerard Frank (b. Grenada) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Carolyn Lazard (b. 1987, CA) Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Cauleen Smith (b. 1967, Riverside, CA) Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Christie Neptune (b. 1986, Brooklyn, NY) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Christopher Udemezue (b. Long Island, NY) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

David Roy (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Devin Kenny (b. Chicago, IL) Lives and works in New York, NY

Devin Troy Strother (b. 1986, West Covina, CA) Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, SC) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Jazmine Hayes (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Jessica Vaughn (b. 1983, Chicago, IL) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, MD) Lives in Berlin, DE and Los Angeles, CA.

Kayode Ojo (b. 1990, Cookeville, TN) Lives and works in New York, NY.

Mandy Harris Williams (b. 1988, New York, NY) Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Pope.L (b. 1955, Newark, NJ) Lives and works in Chicago, IL.

Shikeith (b. 1989, Philadelphia, PA) Lives and works in Pittsburg, PA.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden (b. 1981, Blytheville, AR) Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Wendell Bruno (b. Trinidad and Tobago) Lives and works in Toronto, ON.