Earlier this month, M. Lamar participated in a shockingly candid discussion with twin sibling Laverne Cox at the Baruch Performing Arts Center as part of the this year’s GenderFluid festival in New York City. Fans of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black may know M. Lamar as portraying the character “Sophia” before she arrives in prison. The real life M. Lamar is a singer-songwriter and visual artist who draws from his negro spiritual African American heritage. Lamar’s work mixes romanticism with horror, shining light on on American white supremacy with a fresh perspective and hints of Southern gothic traditions, underground gothic, and post punk music. His exhibition NEGROGOTHIC, A Manifesto is currently running at Participant, Inc. on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  NEGROGOTHIC features video, still photographs and sculptural props used inn Lamar’s films.

Images courtesy of Participant, Inc. 

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