*Creative Alliance will close at 1PM on Saturday, May 4th due to a private event
ON VIEW: MAY 3-25
RECEPTION: FRI MAY 3 -25 | 6-8PM | FREE
Within the past decade, intent has never been more scrutinized. Propaganda has slowly evolved into a nuanced being, encompassing charged spaces and placing shrouds over those easily persuaded or tired of questioning.
McKinley Wallace III creates illustrative and site-specific, mixed-media paintings that embody a unique strength expounded by the oppressed. A power manifested in resilient black peoples, determined to resist erasure and contradict dominant narratives. The intent is to transcend powerlessness by framing humanity deprived of bodies and faces, demanding liberation from the elite in Baltimore City and beyond.
About the artist:
McKinley Wallace III is a painter and draftsman whose art depicts strength expounded by the oppressed and an educator dedicated to cultivating people-oriented environments that foster inclusive community building and high-quality learning. Wallace received a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). His studio work has obtained both local and national attention, including solo exhibitions at MICA, Jubilee Arts, and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Later this year, he’ll show solo at Gallery CA and Creative Alliance, as well as group shows at Connersmith Gallery, Waller Gallery, Palazzo dei Cartelloni in Florence, and Interlochen Center of the Arts. He has also worked collaboratively to create murals for NIKE, Inc., Access Art, Inc., and Monarch Global Academy.
Friday is the Highlandtown Art Walk!
Join us for the MAY 3 First Friday Art Walk featuring live music, art demos, drink specials, tasty eats and more!
As always the Art Walk is FREE to attend, with drink and food specials at restaurants and bars! Explore our unique array of shops, galleries, landmarks, and murals on a self-guided walking tour. Maps available at venues the night of the event.