As the art world continues to evaluate its impact on its communities, projects like Walls for a Cause NYC, organized by Orange Barrel Media and the gallery We Buy Gold, demonstrate the breadth of what is possible.
Curated by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels and Diana Nawi, the exhibition features outdoor billboard representations of works by Chioma Ebinama, Marcus Jahmal, Christopher Myers, Theresa Chromati and Ariel Dannielle throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan (billboards of works by Naudline Pierre, Ilana Savdie, Felipe Baeza and Maria Berrio will go up in the coming weeks). We Buy Gold’s website offers not only a list of locations but also a chance to view the artists’ pieces up close in a corresponding online exhibition, “On the Other Side of Something,” which runs through March 28. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artworks will be donated to Project EATS. This organization, founded by the pioneering former gallery owner Linda Goode Bryant, is dedicated to distributing resources to people in need.