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THE WATER CALLS Jordan Walter, Malcolm Jackson and Dustin Harewood explore The Black Beach Story by MADELEINE PECK WAGNER Photos BY MALCOLM JACKSON

THE BLACK BEACH Runs through May 27. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Cathedral Arts Project, 207 N. Laura St., Ste. 300, capkids.org, Downtown, free 10 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | FEBRUARY 19-25, 2020

“THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST,” MALCOLM JACKSON SAID. We’re winding up a group conversation about art, design, fashion pop-ups, American Beach and what it means to make art in Jacksonville right now— how cross-platform, neighborhood and presentation models change and evolve and how art can exist at surprising and revelatory intersections. Dustin Harewood, Malcolm Jackson and Jordan Walter have known each other for about five or six years. They came into one another’s orbit through a shared interest in music, streetwear, fashion, sneaker culture and an elevated, elegant discourse on pop culture. For Harewood, that constellation of interests is manifested in his paintings and collages. For Jackson and Walter, it is epitomized in Bonsoir Southern Flea Market: the limited-edition clothing company that they started with Stan Wilcox. It’s worth noting that Bonsoir was conceived as more than one single thing. Like the fashion industry itself, it operates on multiple levels: design, art, art direction and editorial photography. Now, the three artists are collaborating on a major art show. The Black Beach is, in many ways, a meditation specifically on the sad fate of American Beach in Fernandina, but in a wider frame—through Harewood’s intervention—it’s a show about encroaching capitalism and the micro and macro destruction wrought by its “growth” imperative. Capitalism being ever-ravenous, it’s always a timely subject. CONTINUES ON PAGE 12 >>>

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