COREY DAMON BLACK TO DEBUT HIS FIRST SOLO SHOW NO TASTE IN MIAMI
Visual artist Corey Damon Black will debut his first unique exhibition featuring his own
personal works with a preview on Friday, June 8 from 7-10 p.m., and open to the public June 9-15 from 12-7 p.m. in
the Miami Design District’s Palm Court.
NO TASTE will feature 23 works by Black, including his highly regarded
protesting collages and scanned-made images on both large and small canvases.
This will be the first in a series of
shows by Black, with the next one scheduled for late summer in NYC.
With modern-day societal frustrations acting as his muse, Black pairs modern images with editorial-style thought-provoking
words atop them in a collage-like work. He used scanned images atop painted canvases to communicate
his thought that nothing is perfect or imperfect – it’s all a matter of taste. His one-of-one pieces
American frustration and emotions – from rejection, acceptance and self-reflection. The artworks are a modern riff on
human emotion and gossip.
Black notes about the name of the show,
NO TASTE, “Having a ‘level of taste’ is just for people to live an ego-driven
life. Burn your ego. Having no taste is living a life free of ego and opinion. That’s the idea that inspired the show’s
name and also my desire to create these works. It’s how I live my life.”
Guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and sounds by local Miami DJ DZA. All 23 pieces, curated by Miami
native Nicole Crisonino, are available for purchase. The address of the Palm Court event space is 140 NE 39th
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in 1988 in South Florida, Corey Damon Black is a visual artist, creative director and designer based in
Miami.The main focus of his anti-poster boy practice – including illustrations, art direction, stage design, album
artworks, video graphics and brand merchandising – is the disruption of original creative authority. It is his
uncompromising veracity to his vision that attracts other artists to collaborate – fueling and even brooding a young-life
crisis attitude within his work.
Having been the lead on art direction and design for rapper Travis Scott since 2014,
Black worked on Travis’s debut album and subsequent tour, “Rodeo.” Black also worked on design for rappers Metro
Boomin, Offset and 21 Savage’s project, “Without Warning.” This lead him to his work on Travis and Quavo’s
collaborative effort, “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho,” where Black worked closely with artist Ralph Steadman. Most
recently, Black designed the latest single cover for Travis Scott, featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West, entitled
ABOUT MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT:
The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that combines luxury shopping, galleries, museums,
design stores, restaurants and major art and design installations all within an architecturally significant context. The
Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami
Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig
Robins and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating
luxury shopping destinations. In 2017, the Miami Design District is expanding dramatically, with new restaurants and
luxury boutiques opening in the distinctive, walkable neighborhood that welcomes and encourages innovation. As
Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects
how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage.