Too Much Sauce
It means the sauciness of the kids
The creativity that the kids have
Their artistic flow
Too Much Sauce represents more than the Black vernacular vocabulary and surpasses notions of race, while simultaneously recognizing its consequences. This exhibition brings together UW students, staff, and the youth of greater Madison to celebrate cultural relativity, political awareness, and human growth and development. This 15 week project emphasizes the multivocality and diversity of the youth who are at the forefront of of our nation’s revolution, yet are the stones that the builder refuses. The art in this exhibition tells stories about our youth, survival, and thriving in an environment where the stakes are high.
Thank you FAISAL ABDU'ALLAH and the many other artists, educators and activists who have made this exhibit possible, including:Carlos Gacharna Kay DeWaide Institute of Museum and Library Services Richard Jones Rob Dz Morgridge Center for Public Service Madison Arts Commission Anonymous Fund Noah Huber Nasitta Keita Rebecca Tillman Sydney Parsons Jackson Froiland Courtney Becks Sabrina Ross Janae Shinoda Sweet Tea Restaurant Buraka Restaurant Neon Lab UW Glass Lab UW Arts Institute
A closer look at some of the art created over the 15 week Too Much Sauce project.
UW Student and Too Much Sauce group member, Jaxyn Froiland, led us through an analog process for making the digital creation.
The UW-Madison Glass Lab welcomed us for an evening of instruction and demonstration, which provided the base for our group to work on design process for the neon pieces. Thanks to a BLINK grant from the Madison Arts Commission, we were able to leave the final production of our ideas to the professionals at the UW-Madison Glass Lab and at the Neon Lab.
UW students and Too Much Sauce group members, Sydney Parsons and Noah Huber, brought the the group together by playing with colors and personalities.
UW Arts Professor and Too Much Sauce lead facilitator, Faisal Abdu'Allah, took us to the UW-Madison Humanities Building over a 2 week period to instruct and use the screen printing labs, while continuously pounding on his underlying theme of how messaging can influence your personal brand and that we all have the power to define ourselves to the greater community.