This weekend, artist Nakeya Brown, will show three of her photo projects, “The Refutation of ‘Good Hair,’” “Hair Stories Untold,” and “if nostalgia were colored brown” in a solo exhibition titled “In Private Moments,” hosted by AfroPunk.
“They brought up this concept of ‘the secret lives of black girls’ and that was something I really liked, and I really thought that, ‘Yeah, there is this super-secret life that we all do and it’s really centered around our hair,'” she says. The notion builds off of the hair rituals that women of color partake in within the privacy of their own homes.
Brown’s unique works have since gone viral as a result of the familiar imagery that she depicts — imagery that definitely resonates with black viewers. Much of Nakeya Brown’s works employ nostalgia to create striking images of black beauty and black hair culture.
“In Private Moments” opens on April 10th, at FiveMyles gallery in Brooklyn. For more info, head over to www.FiveMyles.org.