Vaughn Kimmons, affectionately known as Brown Alice, is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Chicago. Through music, dance, wardrobe styling and collage art she celebrates Blackness as the cosmic source of sacred inspiration and gives voice to the connective power of shared human nuance. She is a vocalist and songwriter in Portland-based bands Brown Calculus and Tribe Mars.
Part of Open Houses, Week 2: July 13-17.
We creatives are the true intersection of art and activism. Not only is our art progressive and pushing the boundaries of what’s accepted, our mere presence is radical. Showing up to work with Black and Brown bodies, unique gender identities, and the experiences of living a life of oppression is radical and revolutionary in and of itself. This series seeks to give a platform to those who deserve it, especially in this time of reimagining and evolution.
– JOOP JOOP Creative curator Fran Bittakis