Two South Side, Chicago Artists Team Up For Powerful Exhibition In Beverly Hills

Two South Side, Chicago Artists Team Up For Powerful Exhibition In Beverly Hills

A few months back we interviewed Arthur J. Williams Jr. about his relocation from Chicago to the west coast during the pandemic. The Bridgeport, Chicago native recently opened a new gallery in Beverly Hills. In addition to Arthur's successful transition, Roger J. Carter has gained success following adoption of a new style. Consequently, the market for his artwork has increased significantly. Last week, the artists collaborated for an exhibition in Los Angeles titled: THE MILITARY AND THE MONETARY






Named after the Gil Scott-Heron song, "Work for Peace," the curation features a collection of artwork from Roger J. Carter, primarily inspired by the west coast culture. This marks the first time the Bronzeville, Chicago artist has shown his work in the LA area.


Alongside pieces like Nipsey Hussle made from toy soldiers and star wars action figures, Williams displays a full range of creations. Seen in his new gallery is a combination of hand embellished print work, crumpled money made from "space material" and even a collaboration between both artists titled "Native Son."






"When I moved to Beverly Hills I was able to succeed because ⁠others believed in me and ⁠gave me a shot. Now here I am⁠ with my own gallery in the heart⁠ of the city. ⁠I wanted to give someone that same opportunity that I got when I came here. It needed to be the right person though. Rogers work is powerful and the fact he’s from an area so close to where I grew up, it makes him a perfect addition to the space." - Arthur J. Williams Jr. 



THE MILITARY AND THE MONETARY will be on display at Da Vinci Gallery, 499 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills. The exhibition will be up until April 23rd (with talks of extending it into Mid-May). The venue accepts walk-ins from Noon to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. A portion of the available artwork is now viewable online. Stay tuned for more updates on both of these artists as well as future shows. 

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