History and New Futures

Our Time is Now
  • Dennis RedMoon Darkeem (III)

“30x 40” collage on paper, 2021.

Artist Statement

This work gives voice to the new generation of young people who have ideas of changing the narrative of representation, liberation, and equality for the future.

Cotton and U.S. Currency: According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, US paper currency is made up of 75% cotton and 25% linen. That is, there are three-fourths of a pound of cotton in each pound of dollar bills.

Artist Bio

Mr. Dennis RedMoon Darkeem is Bronx-born and raised. He is of Yamassee Creek-Seminole Native American and African American descent. Dennis has been an Artist and Art educator for over 10 years working in the DOE, Private and Charter schools in the South Bronx and Harlem. He received his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and his Master’s in Art Direction from Pratt Institute.

Over the years, he’s been an Artist in Residence with many art organizations like Wave Hill, the Laundromat Project, The Point, Bronx Children’s Museum, I.C.P, and Jamaica Arts Center. Dennis has exhibited his work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Brooklyn Museum of the Arts, La Mama Theater, The MoMA, Bronx Art Space, Rush Gallery, The Judaic Museum of Art, and Smack Mellon, and has received fellowships and scholarships from the NYSFA, NYC Teachers Foundation, Mark Rothko scholarship, and Price Waterhouse Fellowship award.