Chronicling the passage of time: Same room in Paris reflecting the passage of time (from left to right). Young American with “Camelot” ideals in 1960s Paris while his hero John F. Kennedy, was President. Elements from his 1960s visit include and old school record player, duffle bag from his Vietnam service, copy of Ernest Hemingway’s “Moveable Feast”, typewriter, old coffee pot, old radio - all items typical of a French studio life in the 1960s.
Fast forward to 2008 in same room but a different occupant. Backdrop and structure of room has not changed. Same bed, desks, bookcase, and bedroom dresser. Newer fancy lamp. Chair is different. Apple Laptop replaces a typewriter. Instead of framed Kennedy picture on the wall, Barack Obama T-shirt lies on bed. Book being read is “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy.
Paris-based painter Ealy Mays present Paris stories and narratives in art, with cultural and socio-political images of current and historical life in the city of lights, including the history of African Americans in Paris, the Spirit of black Paris, the Paris Noir experience, from the viewpoint of the black expatriate in France