Sugarcane Magazine, an online platform about the arts of Africa and the African diaspora is pleased to announce the addition of two writers to the Sugarcane Magazine team: Gary Moore and Jennifer Oladipo. Mr. Moore will be our resident art columnist, sharing his insight on the art world on a monthly basis. He will occasionally contribute interviews with prominent people in the art industry as well. Jennifer Oladipo is a seasoned journalist with a passion for the African diaspora. Mrs. Oladipo contributed to Sugarcane Magazine with her review of P is for Pussy and her interview with Rebecca Mwase.
About Gary Moore: Gary L. Moore uses temporary and permanent art installations, drawing, and sculpture to
explore the Black American presence in personal and public landscapes.
He was born in the low country town of Pee Dee in South Carolina. Raised in Philadelphia, PA. He relocated to Miami in 1988, attending the University of Miami for sculpture. Master of Fine Arts Vermont College, Montpelier Vermont. Moore was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, 1991-92. He received his first public art commission, the Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall in Miami, Fl. 1994.
His first major museum installation was at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art where he explored the life of migrant sugarcane workers in Florida through the site generated installation “Big Daddy Cane”. His studio works have been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minn.; Jaffe Center for Book Arts, New York, New York. Moore’s public art installations are in the collections of Village of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa; Creative Time, New York, New York; Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, City of Ft. Lauderdale, Dania Beach and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
His public art commissions have been noted with the National Endowment for the Arts: Design in Transportation, American Society of Landscape Architecture, Public Art Network: Year in Review, The Miami Herald, The Atlanta Constitution, New York Times Back Page Section, Art Papers Atlanta, Art Forum International Magazine, Landscape Architecture Magazine,
Mr. Moore has taught sculpture and public art & design at the New World School of the Arts, Miami International University of Design and Miami Dade College, Miami Florida He currently works in Ft. Lauderdale Florida in the FATVillage Arts District where he will be exhibiting at the ArtsUP! Project space the immersive installation, “Dark Matter/Sweet Earth” November 2016.
About Jennifer Oladipo:
Jennifer Oladipo is a writer based in South Carolina. She studied at the University of Evansville where she received a B.A. in English, and Minors in Mass Communications and Spanish. She was awarded an M.A. in Pan African Studies with a Graduate Certificate in Public History. She has written for numerous publications and anthologies. She wrote for Open Gallery Magazine, a magazine of contemporary and modern visual arts in Africa and the worldwide diaspora. Ms. Oladipo also organized Africa in April: a week-long, multi-disciplinary exploration of contemporary African visual culture. This project included a public forum, film screening, public lecture, youth art education and art exhibit. Ms. Oladipo has received many awards and fellowships based off of the quality of her work such as the Dow Jones Business Reporting Fellowship and the Artists Fellowship from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Jennifer is no stranger to Sugarcane Magazine. She wrote the review for the double-entendre book P is for Pussy and the interview with Rebecca Mwase