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In recent years the egregious mixture of overwhelming violence and brazen impunity has been seen across the country. From Michael Brown’s execution to the snap-judgment murder of the 10-year-old Tamir Rice, and the many incidents in between and since, our country has been deluged by a wave of police violence that is shocking but, unfortunately, not unprecedented. Incidents of police malfeasance have been seen in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and a dozen smaller cities. Moved by these incidents and inspired by a variety of sources the artist began this body of work to exorcise his righteous anger and speak out against the injustice. Mr. Cap has taken cues from Jonathan Swift’s satire A Modest Proposal, the films of George Romero, the racist cartoons of R. Crumb and A. Wyatt Mann as well as derogatory depictions of President Obama, The Turner Diaries, the spurious Black Panther coloring book, various media fantasies of heaven and angels, and fictional hero teams such as The Magnificent Seven, The A-Team, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men. Through this device a roster of Black History notables return from the afterlife to defend against a rogue army of corrupt and marauding police.

Madame C.J. Walker
digital print
variable
2016
Walking Dead, Police Murder, Totalitarianism, Police Execution, Killer Cops, Comics, Protest Art, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald
ink, watercolor on paper
24" x 36"
2016
Walking Dead, Police Murder, Totalitarianism, Police Execution, Killer Cops, Comics, Protest Art, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald
Ink on paper
24" x 36"
2014