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.



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.