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MAYA FREELON ASANTE partners with Google for launch of OnHub Makers

23 Dec
Morton Fine Art

MAYA FREELON ASANTE partners with Google for the launch of OnHub Makers
Maya Freelon Asante with her OnHub sleeve design

Google‘s OnHub custom art sleeve by artist Maya FreelonAsante

Morton Fine Art is excited to share that MAYA FREELON ASANTE is one of Google‘s partner artists for OnHub Makers – making home internet look a little more like home!

invited her and a handful of other makers to create custom shell designs for the OnHub from TP-Link. See her design and others as well as download instructions to make your own! 

About OnHub by Google

In addition to the new shell designs that Google introduced, they shared the files with artists, designers, and makers from around the world to create their own OnHub shells. Now it’s your turn. See their designs and get inspired to make your own.
Don’t miss the opportunity to congratulate MAYA FREELON ASANTE in person at the opening of her solo exhibition Impermanence this Saturday, December 12th from 2pm-6pm at Morton Fine Art!

Maya Freelon Asante, Divided/Whole, 2015, 25.5″x19″, spinning tissue ink monoprint
A solo exhibition of new artwork by MAYA FREELON ASANTE
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – January 5th, 2016

Saturday, December 12th 2pm-6pm
The artist will be in attendance.

Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
About Impermanence
Impermance is Maya Freelon Asante‘s first solo exhibition following a deeply personal loss.  Deborah Willis, Ph.D. writes “Maya  FreelonAsante  explores  memory, memorial  and  family  in her  art  practice. She   also  examines  the social  and  artistic  space  within  the experience  of motherhood and   grieving.    Maya‘s  artwork  looks at the  fragility  of  life  and provides  the viewer  with  a   way  of retelling  a  story  about  life–joy and pain. Her current body of work draws on the temporal and is inspired by love of family specifically of her grandmother’s art practice as inspiration. “
About MAYA FREELON ASANTE‘S process & inspiration
“In 2005 I discovered a beautiful accident; a stack of water damaged tissue paper tucked away in my grandmother’s basement was left with a brilliant and intricate stain. Since then I’ve submerged myself in the medium of bleeding tissue paper sculpture and tissue ink monoprints, which exist as simultaneously transient and steadfast. This dichotomy continues to intrigue and surprise me as I wrestle with sharing the unique beauty, fragility, and strength of my art with the world.
Much like my grandmother, who never wasted a single grain of rice on her plate, I find a way to utilize tissue paper at every stage of creation – including the rich and colorful ink released when the paper is wet, the sculptural mounds formed when creating monoprints, and even the tiny ripped pieces no larger than a fingernail which are collected and wound into spiral sculptures. Improvisation and discovery play a big role in my creative process; by incorporating archival photographs I’m able to reappropriate images, bridging a gap between the past and future.
My grandmother always said she “made a way out of no way” and her personal endurance opened a path for my own creative discovery. Art for me is about finding the message in the medium and honoring what fuels our desire to preserve and protect it. Bringing more peace, joy and light into the world is my primary objective, while simultaneously appreciating the beauty of now and creating everlasting memories.”
Maya Freelon Asante is an award-winning artist whose artwork was described by poet Maya Angelou as “visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being,” and her unique tissue paper work was also praised by the International Review of African American Art as a “vibrant, beating assemblage of color.” She was selected by Modern Luxury Magazine as Best of the City 2013, by the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”, and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Art Stars” as “the most badass female artists in the biz.”
Maya has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Paris, Ghana, and US Embassies in Madagascar, Italy, Jamaica and Swaziland. She has been a professor of art at Towson University and Morgan State University. Maya has attended numerous residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Korobitey Institute and Brandywine Workshop. She earned a BA from Lafayette College and an MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is currently represented by Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC.