Mindset Vertical is a portrait/character-study series that explores different backgrounds, beliefs, and thoughts of the diverse group of people featured in the show, ranging from characters included in the artist’s science-fiction graphic novel to real-life, everyday people.
Mindset Vertical is the first solo exhibit in more than five years from comic-book artist/illustrator/animator Jerrell Conner. This show is a portrait/character-study series of 40-plus original pieces that explore different backgrounds, beliefs, and thoughts of the diverse group of people featured in the show ranging from characters from his science-fiction graphic novel to real-life, everyday people.
Its aim is to spark a dialogue about people and their journeys in life through sharing testimonies, and also to enable a platform for discussion, reflection, and interaction.
The show also doubles as a fundraiser for the artist’s next graphic novel, Revelations: Book Two. Admission to the show is free, but donations will be accepted. There will be raffles, auctions, free refreshments, entertainment and gift-bag giveaways at the door for the first 25 people in attendance.
Mindset Vertical will be presented at The Creative Design Lab, 441 East 1st St., on Saturday, Jan. 14, as part of the East Village 2nd Saturday Art Walk, from 7pm to 10pm.