Artworks, Metro Art Portrait Series

Keep Going

Artist(s):
Rosalind McGary, "Keep Going"

Project Description

Keep Going depicts poet and urban planner Jenise, who, as a local Afro-Latina, represents the cultural intersection of many South LA communities. In a nod to Black vernacular when giving directions , “keep going” or “sigue adelante” warmly encourages viewers to their destination, and affirms that wherever we choose to go, is home. 

About the Artist

ROSALIND MCGARY‘s intricately adorned paintings celebrate the emotional layers and beauty of Black womanhood. The Los Angeles–based artist and curator founded SEPIA Collective with the mission to engage artists, build community and empower youth. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout California and New York.