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Run #01041zq

Life Is But A Dream

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This piece of original artwork is ready to hang.


"This piece was created as a message to my nephew.

Dear Nephew,

My dream is for you to grow up in a world full of wonder, glory and greatness. I dream that you will become a man in this world uninterrupted by bigotry or malice because of how you look. I want the fact that you are young, gifted and black not to be held against you. I want those qualities to help you excel to heights unimaginable by me.

I dream for you to become a proud black man in America. I dream for you to be a proud American man. I dream for you to live your dreams. I want you to become the super hero fire fighting police officer you long to be. I dream for you to grow up in a happy environment that nurtures your free and independent spirit. I dream that you will make your wildest dreams come true. I dream. I wish. I dream. I wish. I dream that you will LIVE to fulfill your dreams." - Sydney G. James

Opening to the public Saturday, January 24th from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to present “We Have A Dream” a group exhibition featuring more than 40 emerging Detroit artists, each paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historical “I Have A Dream” speech.

Participating artists include: Allison Vince - Ashley McFadden - Ashley Marie - Ben Saginaw - Bethany Shorb - Brian Lacey - Corey Birdwell - Christopher Batten - Desiree Kelly - Dessislava Terzieva - Ellen Rutt - Eno Laget - Exactly Hi-Tops - James Noellert - Jason Reed - Jeremy Deputat - Jesse Kassel - Jon Parlangeli - Joshua Hanford - Julian Spradlin - Kobie Solomon - Kristin Adamczyk - Lamar Landers - Malt - Mark Sarmel - Michael Eugene Burdick - Michelle Tanguay - Mike Popso - Nick Jaskey - NNII - Paula Schubatis - Paula Zammit - Rashaun Rucker - Rick Williams - Robby Dimaria - Ron Zakrin - Ryan C. Doyle - Sal Rodriguez - Sheefy - Sleep - Sydney G. James - Tead - Tom Stoye - Tylonn J. Sawyer - & Zak Meers

For pricing, shipping information and availability email email dream@1xrun.com

This original piece of artwork comes signed by Sydney G. James and with a Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.

Sydney G. James
Detroit, Michigan
Brushstrokes that seem to be aimless lines to anyone watching Detroit native, Sydney G. James, paint are the beginnings of what will become rich, emotional portraits. Deep hues, and complex layering created with the use of acrylics, oils, pastels, graphite, and other mediums, have become signatures of her work portraying familiar, friendly and familial faces. Enchanting. Hypnotizing. Disarming. Meaningful. These are the words Sydney “creates” by. Redrawing characters from coloring books as a 3-year old artist, family road trips, the mourning of her late father as a teenaged girl, witnessing her mother’s grief, mortifying break-ups with boyfriends, arguments and triumphs with her sisters, are all memories that Sydney chooses to let cloak her. Out of those memories, and new life experiences, her artwork is conceived and born.

After earning her BFA from the College of Creative Studies in 2001, Sydney began her career as an Art Director for Global Hue Advertising Agency in Detroit primarily creating print and television advertising for major international brands. She moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to expand her career. Securing a staff position as resident artist for the ABC
Family show, Lincoln Heights, Sydney created all of the artwork for the set, lead character, 
Cassie, a prodigal artist in addition to other artist characters, utilizing various styles to define each personality her works represented. She has worked as an artist for several other network television shows as well as films. Sydney returned to her hometown Detroit, MI in 2011 to join the vast creative movement occurring in hopes to revitalize a great city.

Sydney’s work has been exhibited at the Charles H. Wright museum of African American History, The Red Bull House of Art, Gentlemen Jack’s Art, Beats and Lyrics, and numerous exhibitions throughout Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Washington D.C., New Orleans and New York. She has a host of private collectors. Industry insiders anticipate significant interest in this artist as her star rises. Sydney shares, “My work is always personal and, I want my viewers to experience a personal connection as well.”


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