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Expression Against Oppression

#TurksandCaicos, July 18, 2021 – Visual artist HezronH continues to push boundaries as an internationally recognized presence; he is scheduled to participate in the upcoming public art billboard exhibition titled Expression Against Oppression in Portland, Oregon, USA hosted by SaveArtSpace in partnership with Expression against Oppression and support from The City of Portland.

Expression Against Oppression is a space for black, brown, indigenous people and all oppressed people to take up space in Portland, the whitest city in America. It is a space for BIPOC creatives to have the tools to the creative and be connected to projects happening around social justice. The mission is to elevate Black and POC creatives to see the power in their work and art and to build a community that fights for justice and equality. Seeking to create and design safe playground spaces in marginalized communities and elevate black and brown creatives all over the world.

The art world is not inclusive of all, it is only inclusive of a few; 85 percent of artists represented in museum collections across the US are white. Attention will be brought to all underrated creatives, all unknown creatives. all creatives fighting for change, and all creatives challenging the status quo.

Founded in 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, SaveArtSpace is a non-profit organization that works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists. Since 2015, SaveArtSpace has installed the artwork of 346 artists on 643 advertising spaces in 35+ US cities, coast-to-coast and London, UK. The exhibition is curated by Salomée Souag, muralist, designer, and founder of Expression Against Oppression; Bernadette Little, designer and art director on the Adidas Global Brand Design team; and Xiuhtezcatl, multifaceted performer and Hip-Hop artist.

SaveArtSpace will launch public art installations for selected works on 22 feet billboards; Hezron’s art will join 7 artists’ works with credits ranging from Apple, Nike, and Vogue to The New York Times. The artworks will be stationed in several locations around the city of Portland and will run from August 9 2021 to September 9 2021.

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