N'NAMDI CONTEMPORARY- Network Sponsor 2014-2015

"Art is Business"Project Manager Lavon N.Pettis-, Global Resources ID, is building new and exciting relationships in Miami Florida. Jumaane N'Namdi, Director of N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art in Miami was instrumental in referring the Phantom Gallery Chicago to participate in the Soul Basel, in Overtown. Lavon delivered the installation of Lucy Slivinski, who is represented by the N'Namdi Contemporary.

Born in 1958 Lucy currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. 
holds an MFA, from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA, 
from Northern Illinois University. 
Slivinski could not have described her work better when she 
Artist Statement:
“I live in the collaborative space of ideas, 
conception and construction. My process with materials 
is focused on found objects integrated into conceptual art 
making, inspiring me by all connections and contributions. 
My work is the investigation of connectivity. 
I am both humbled and amazed at the regenerative power of 
Through recycling, we have blessed opportunities to reshape 
things that are perceived as decay, into replenished 
mysteries of beauty.” 
With a creative eye for materials that people over look she 
has managed to book an extensive resume. 

Hosted by: Jumaane N'Namdi, Deryl Mckissack, Olivia White & Diane Carr
Please join Fusion MIA and BET as it presents The N'Namdi Collection of African American Masters. This museum-caliber collection features astonishing works by many of today's premier artists, including Ed Clark, Howardena Pindell, David Hammons, Rashid Johnson, Nanette Carter, Herbert Gentry, Norman Lewis, Bob Thompson, Chakaia Booker, Robert Colescott, Al Loving, Sam Gilliam, Frank Bowling and others. George N'Namdi began assembling his private collection in 1968, and select pieces have been compiled and curated for Fusion MIA by his son, Jumaane N'Namdi, Director of N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art in Miami.   
The N'Namdi Collection will be on view at the Fusion MIA tent located at the corner of NW 2nd Ave and NW 23rd St across from the N'Namdi Contemporary Gallery in the Wynwood Art District.

Saturday, December 6*          10am - 10pm  

*On Saturday, from 11am to 12pm N'Namdi Contemporary will host a discussion between legendary Artist and Historian Dr. David Driskell and Tuliza Fleming, Curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Like many lensmen before him, D-Nice shoots to stay close to the music he loves. However,  unlike the majority of his peers, the Bronx, NY native has enjoyed a lengthy career of his own, rapping, producing and DJing as part of legendary hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions.  At age 19, D-Nice launched his solo career, releasing two successful albums before transitioning to another craft managing the online presence of fellow artists, including Aaliyah, Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean.

In 2003, with the help of his close friend, Chris Lighty, D-Nice returned to the turntables and began DJing major events. Next, after realizing he had no record of his life's exploits to show his newborn daughter, D-Nice began to focus on photography. Due to his profile in the music industry, D-Nice was quickly offered campaigns for Reebok and Major League Baseball. He has since captured a wide range of recording artists, from 50 Cent and Jay-Z to Samantha Ronson and Kid Rock. Though his music pedigree gained him an entrance, his eye and ability--combined with the strength of his enthusiasm for his subjects and craft--have allowed D-Nice opportunities he could have never imagined growing up as teenager in the Bronx.

Branching out into film with his True Hip Hop Stories, with artists like Dana Dane and Masta Ace, D-Nice is always on the scene, always shooting, always slightly ahead of the herd.

"I prefer to shoot candid images. For me, that's what means the most. It's my reason for even taking out the camera in the first place, just to document my life."