Interview: artist Chelle Barbour for Gallery Gurls  

Los Angeles–based artist, writer, and curator Chelle Barbour had her first solo gallery exhibition this fall, and what a debut it was. You IS Pretty!: Surrealism and the Black Imaginary was guest curated by Oscar-nominated actress (and art collector) Angela Bassett and hosted by the hip Band of Vices gallery. Featuring impeccably designed collages that offer an inspiring portrait of black women as preternaturally powerful, enigmatic, and fascinating, the show was a big hit—originally scheduled to close October 13, Band of Vices extended its run to October 25. So who is Chelle Barbour, and what’s she about? Let’s give a listen…

(Read the interview here.)