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LOVE - Howardena Pindell

  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Howardena Pindell's interest in art developed at an early age. As a child, she began taking figure painting classes each Saturday and eventually went on to pursue an artistic education at Boston University, completing her BFA in Painting in 1965. Afterward, she received her MFA from Yale's School of Art and Architecture in 1967. Swiftly following her graduation she accepted a position at New York's MoMA in their department of Prints and Illustrated Books.       Throughout her employment at the MoMA, she exhibited her work extensively all over New York City, and occasionally Atlanta & Detroit. Her finished pieces are often a result of reconstructed-deconstruction, layered & mixed mediums, and focusing around societal...

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LOVE - ALMA THOMAS

Combining pointillism, abstract expressionism, and mosaic painting, Alma Thomas's vibrancy exudes through the scenes and images displayed throughout her work. Gaining attention for her art much later in life than most, she was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition during 1972 at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Though she earned her BS in Fine Arts from Howard University in 1921 (making her one of the first graduates of the university's Fine Art program), she was not recognized as a fine artist until she had retired from her work as a public school teacher in 1960. During her career as a teacher, she created a community arts program alongside fellow painter Malika Roberts which encouraged their students' appreciation...

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LOVE - MATH BASS

    Beginning her career as a performance artist, Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass notable style finds expression through a handful of mediums spanning painting, sculpture, sound, and video. She completed her B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 2003 and finished her graduate studies at USC in 2011.     Bass's painting styles have been critically noted as appearing as if they conduct a narrative within a foreign, symbolized font.     Minimal and crisp contrasts between the geometric objects and beige backgrounds on each canvas invoke an otherworldly experience for the viewer, as the everyday objects like cigarettes are laid out in a surrealist fashion.     Before Bass's paintings received attention from notable institutions like the Hammer Museum, she was an active performance...

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LOVE - HANNAH WILKE

While first rejected by many critics for her conventional beauty, New York born-and-bred artist Hannah Wilke broke many boundaries for contemporary artists throughout the 1970s. Read the full journal here.

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OUR CHILDREN'S TRUST

Sugar Candy Mountain is proud to be known for our ethics within the fashion industry and the efforts we make to help Fashion become less wasteful. We like to think of our customers as environmentally-mindful women, and in today's political climate it is imperative to stay aware of the ever-changing chaos in Washington. Aside from the present Midterm Election, one of the most interesting current events is surrounding Juliana v. The United States. For those who don't recognize the court case, a grassroots organization of American teenagers called Our Children's Trust is suing the United States government for neglecting the science that has been laid out to them over the years, leaving an insecure future for the coming generations. Originally filed...

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