Nothing But Love Jamz :: D.S. Kinsel
For, Nothing But Love Jamz, artist D.S. Kinsel occupies the windows of Assemble with his signature Nothing But Love iconography to create a chamber of love within Aseemble’s window. The installation presents a complete cell of floating Nothing But Love symbols at different shapes, heights awash in light. There are a variety of sizes and shapes to represent the various ways in which love manifests itself. The site also features a new principal multimedia painting titled “LOVE JAMZ” that utilizes KInsel’s signature Nothing But Love symbols as music notes creating a unique visual representation of “the sound of love”.
As an added experience the public is encouraged to submit titles or lyrics of their favorite love songs by using the hashtag #NothingButLoveJamz on social media or tagging ASSEMBLE in posts featuring performances of Love Songs. These songs and lyrics will be displayed in graffiti styled text on the windows at Assemble and compiled into a special Nothin But Love Jamz Mixtape at the end of the exhibition. Nothing But Love Jamz is on display until the end of February.
Assemble and Kinsel will host a series of digital events over the exhibition run to provide unique opportunities to engage the concepts of love and share stories of love.
About DS Kinsel
D.S. Kinsel is an award winning creative entrepreneur and cultural agitator. He expresses his creativity through the mediums of painting, installation, curating, non-traditional performance and public art.. Kinsel’s work puts focus on themes of space keeping, urban tradition, hip-hop, informalism and cultural re-appropriation. D.S. has served creative residencies at Most Wanted Fine Art, Artist Image Resource, The Homewood Residency Program, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh Public Schools Carnegie Mellon University Digital Arts Studio, AS220, the Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Sedona Summer Artist Colony. He also served as the curator of #ACTIVISTprint, a collaborative public art program of The Andy Warhol Museum and Senior Producer at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
D.S. is the co-founder of BOOM Concepts, founded in 2014. BOOM Concepts is a creative hub dedicated to the advancement of black and brown artists representing marginalized communities. BOOM Concepts is located in Pittsburgh and over the course of time has curated 50 exhibitions on-site, paid out over $45k in artists and contract fees and produced 200+ events across the country. BOOM serves as a space for field building, knowledge sharing, mentorship, and storytelling. In its 6th year, BOOM Concepts consistently challenges artists and communities to find new and innovatives strategies around entrepreneurship and artistic practice. D.S has served as a board member of Pittsburgh Center for Creative REuse, and serves on the advisory board for Shady Lane School and the Black Transformative Arts Network. A former AmeriCorps Public Ally member, D.S. has also been recognized as an Awardee of the Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40, Pittsburgh Magazine PUMP 40 Under 40, Pgh Tech Council Creative of The Year, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s “Top Ten People To Meet in 2016” and the Incline’s “Who’s Next” for 2018. Kinsel recently took part in a transformative leadership development experience called “The Art of Leadership” program through Rockwood Leadership Institute and Leadership Pittsburgh.
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