Grid Work Series

2018–Ongoing
Photos of family farmland printed on fabric + remnants from farm property adhered onto panel using soil, pigment, and concrete

2018
24"x18"x1"

2019
24"x24"x2"

2019
24"x24"x2"

2019
24"x24"x2"

Collaboration Series 

2017–Ongoing
Ariel René Jackson and Michael J. Love develop embodied language out of lineage, temporality, and identity construction through a series of performances and choreographed filmed gestures.  

2017
"All I See is Blue"
CUE Art Foundation
August 8th, 2018
Recorded by Chauncey Velasco & Omari Johnson

"All I See is Blue" translates Langston Hughes' 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again." against the backdrop of a handmade US Flag dyed in Blue. This performance points to national identity politics between the 1930s and now. 

2019
The AURALVISUAL MIXTAPE Collection "Part II: DOPE FIT!"
Written & Choreographed by Michael 
Projection Design by Ariel René Jackson

The AURALVISUAL MIXTAPE Collection is Michael J. Love's triptych of live interdisciplinary rhythm tap dance pieces that juxtaposes live-looping, visual media, and live performance. "Part II: DOPE FIT!" reclaims Black cultural archive(s) and enlivens spirited visions of futurity through a queer and feminist lens. 

2020
"Carver's Message in Blue"
George Washington Carver Museum
February 8th, 2020
Photographed by Cindy Elizabeth 

A US flag stenciled out of soil becomes transformed in tandem with the echo of a recording of George Washington Carver reciting his favorite poem "Equipment" circa 1900.  Love and Jackson wrestle with the poem's sentiments of upward mobility and perseverance as they perform.