Ivan Quiñones II is an emerging sketch artist based in Pontiac, Michigan. During Black History Month, Irwin House Gallery highlights the work of Quiñones in his first solo exhibition, “The Price of Speech.” This new body of work, was inspired by a conversation piece he created at the end of 2022 titled, “Not Your Negro” – which looked at the controversy surrounding NBA player Kyrie Irving. The exhibition includes additional works that address freedoms of speech and the larger systemic issue of silencing voices of truth and protest.
“Ivan’s mixed use of styles and media is both skillful and intriguing. He has a strong sense of self that communicates clearly through his work,” said Misha McGlown, Irwin House Gallery’s director. “We are excited to present his first solo show and to support him in sharing his voice and vision with the world.”
Rolling Out Magazine interviewed Quiñones before the show. Read the full interview HERE.