We Are, Artworks

A Brothers’ Keeper

Artist(s):
Lanise Howard, "A Brothers’ Keeper"

Project Description

A Brothers’ Keeper honors the sacrifice of essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin and Otis, downtown LA security guards and regular Metro users, are shown back-to-back to represent social distance and their brotherhood—backing each other and society.

About the Artist

Southern California artist LANISE HOWARD‘s paintings explore hidden histories, digital space and her experience as a woman of color. Ranging from domestic portraiture to surreal allegories, her work has been exhibited in the Los Angeles region. Howard earned an AA from Los Angeles City College and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design.