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Art of Empowerment: Brandan Odums’ Studio BE

The New Orleans graffiti artist puts the African-American experience into perspective with his massive murals

Breakout local artist Brandan Odums makes a big statement in a big way with "Ephemera Eternal," his ongoing solo exhibit at StudioBE. Housed in a massive Bywater warehouse, the sprawling space serves as the perfect setting for Odums’ giant, graffiti-style murals.

Brandan Odum's "Ephemera Eternal" exhibit in New Orleans.
One of many large-scale works featured in Odums' "Ephemera Eternal." (©Shawn Fink)

The evocative collection explores African-American life, from the Civil Rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement, through powerful portraits of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and other pivotal players coupled with images of everyday individuals.


Slideshow: Brandan Odums' "Ephemera Eternal"

(All Images @Shawn Fink)