Lola Lovenotes

Displacement

Artist Statement

My artwork for The Doors of Make Room focuses on the displacement of the people in black and brown communities. This displacement is happening due to greedy landlords and never-ending condos with promises of affordable housing. I would like people to see the door and ask themselves how affordable is affordable housing? Who are these condos really being built for? Why is the rent rising? And why must the communities who have created the culture in these “up and coming” neighborhoods, be pushed out?


Biography

Lovenotes is a New York City based visual artist and muralist, whose alias formed at a young age through her submergence in Bronx Graffiti culture. She has painted murals for the Bushwick Collective, as well as the Emmy nominated fashion related competition show, Project Runway, and The Meadows Music and Arts Festival. Heavily influenced by anime, metaphysics, youth, NYC culture, nature, and fairy tales; Lovenotes strives to create artworks that are charged with her emotional and spiritual vision of the world usually involving feminine figures. Still enthusiastic about graffiti culture, Lovenotes has branched into other forms of art. She primarily works in paint but has a great love for using different mediums, methods and styles. For over 5 years she has also worked as a freelance Art Director and Curator, and today she is very passionate about using her platform as a muralist to bring light to issues that are plaguing our communities.

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Thank you to our partners for hosting the artists during the painting of The Doors of Make Room