Celebrating the Life and Works of Gordon Parks

Exhibition Info

About the Exhibition

This Gordon Parks Themed Exhibition is open to all to all work, big or small, inspired the work of the visionary creator. For this show we invited you, COMD students, to respond to the life and work of Parks in any medium. Or rather, to choose as your “weapon”.

The response was completely overwhelming! You have spoken in a resounding voice, across all of the creative disciplines we teach. You, like Parks are using your creative “weapons to stand against the things you dislike about America”. We are so very proud of all of you: our artists, illustrators, designers, photographers, filmmakers, communicators, problem-solvers, change-makers and strategists. 

Best in Show and Honorable Mention honors will be awarded during the April 29th Panel Discussion.  Visit the Gordon Parks themed Student Show  site to view the full exhibition.


Black / Excellence

black excellence poster

BLACK / EXCELLENCE is the story of visual artist, Khary Randolph’s multifaceted illustration career. This month-long solo exhibition is free and open to the public.
Randolph’s bold style breaks from comics tradition, drawing on influences such as Saul Bass, Norman Rockwell, and HIP-HOP. He maintains throughout his diverse body of work a clear artistic voice and unapologetically addresses issues of representation, race, class, and diversity in a medium historically dominated by one-dimensional white male power fantasies.

The works on display are a generous gift of the artist to the department of Communication Design at New York City College of Technology and will be made available to the public for the purposes of fundraising, helping to educate and launch the careers of the industry’s next generation of creators.

BLACK / EXCELLENCE will be on View in the City Tech Grace Gallery from 9/26 through 10/ 31 2019.