"Wonders and Signs,” an exhibition by Little Rock artist Perrion Hurd, opened at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in early 2020.
“We opened this exhibition in February as part of Black History Month. Perrion’s exhibition showcases the vibrant, historical and symbolic culture of the Black experience in our country,” said Christina Shutt, director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. “His artwork captures moments and emotions in a truly unique and magical way.”
Hurd infuses elements of African American culture into his exhibit through a style he calls “Afrofuturistic Geometric Symbolism.” He uses strong lines, geometric patterns and bold colors to depict the human figure and to touch on themes related to success, love, education, oppression, community and the arts and sciences.
Hurd also created hand-painted banners now displayed outside the museum.
Hurd is a self-taught fine artist, illustrator, muralist and printmaker who is also the owner and operator of HurdWiredStudios in Little Rock. His artwork has been shown throughout the South and internationally. He was selected by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to demonstrate his artistic process in 2018 and 2019.