UPCOMING & ON VIEW
AROUND THE WAY
JESSICA HELEN BRANT
A “golden age” is when industry, trade, and economic certainty is at its peak. In the art world, it’s a cultural decadence of promise and prosperity. In music, genres have their golden ages. The Twin Cities, and our neighboring city Buffalo, fastidious and robust, reached a “golden age” or Renaissance of activity within the last five to seven years.
As a new leaf turns and we embrace fall into the arms of Western New York, we must stay true to our vision for a brighter future. This process involves honoring the past and homaging to where we’ve been. I’ve had the pleasure of documenting much of the scenery in Western New York. I’ve found truth and beauty in the rusty, the ordinary, the malign. Also the brave, even the crazy. This showcase is my way of honoring the events of my life and people and places I’ve captured in my hometown of North Tonawanda and the surrounding areas.
My soundtrack of choice is a mix tweaked by local indie musician Jake Sabers (MANIC JACKSON). Embedded within are the sounds of hip hop’s golden age of the late 80s, early 90s, when listening to the radio was cool and being a hometown girl brought many suitors to your doorstep.
What’s the saying, to get where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve been? Yes, something like that...