Forrest Kirk: Blind Tiger exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach showcased paintings that represent the findings of Kirk’s exhaustive research into the secret and obscured histories of Palm Beach. A predominantly Black settlement called The Styx, was part of Palm Beach in the late 19th century which included a network of speakeasies disguised as legal establishments known as “blind tigers.” This history was used as inspiration for the series of paintings in the exhibit.
Featured image: Fist 27, 2021 acrylic, spray paint and gorilla glue on canvas
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