Opening up the Platform with Medium Tings' Stephanie Baptist - Part 1: Shaniqwa Jarvis

Dev Hynes  by Shaniqwa Jarvis for  Art in Ad Places . Photo by Luna Park.

Dev Hynes by Shaniqwa Jarvis for Art in Ad Places. Photo by Luna Park.

For just the second time since Art in Ad Places launched in 2017, we are opening up the project a guest curator. We asked Stephanie Baptist from the trailblazing apartment art gallery Medium Tings to invite two artists to contribute to Art in Ad Places.

First up is Shaniqwa Jarvis. This weekend, we installed two of her photographs.

"I contributed both images to Art in Ad Places as they evoke a sense of beauty, strength, and confidence. I wanted people to find inspiration in an unexpected spot," said Jarvis.

Ericka Hart  by Shaniqwa Jarvis for  Art in Ad Places . Photo by Luna Park.

Ericka Hart by Shaniqwa Jarvis for Art in Ad Places. Photo by Luna Park.

Each of Jarvis’ photos is a striking portrait that stops you in your tracks and certainly says something, but isn’t there to sell you anything, just to give the gift of inspiration. Without giving away the location of Jarvis’ work completely, we’ll just say that we installed these within about a block of each other, so we wonder who will catch that.

Thanks to Baptist/Medium Tings for embarking on this atypical collaboration! We’re looking forward to sharing part two with the world soon.