It’s very important that when you are painting a Black subject, that they look “powerful enough to motivate them to feel confidence in themselves, to feel proud of who they are,” Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe said.
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Artist Lauren Yeager, who works with found objects, likes giving new life to items people toss to the curb. “To try to add value back to the item is like a way of recovering it,” she said.
A small number of people gathered in advance of a planned walkout by Netflix employees. The action Wednesday is intended to highlight objections to Chappelle's stand-up special "The Closer" and the company's handling of it.