P-Funk Party (1999)

Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. paints the range of human experience, from the realities of urban poverty to everyday activities like shopping and backyard parties. P-Funk Party (1999) depicts a Parliament Funkadelic concert that the artist painted from memory. Revelers throw their bodies around in wild abandon, you can feel the heat coming off the room. The extravagant style of the musicians and the show (complete with a spaceship on the stage) opened Lovelace’s eyes to the multitude of expressions through which creativity can flow, that it doesn’t need to be mannered, or follow anybody else’s rules—there’s a sense of freedom, self-love, and acceptance

—Excerpt from Elena Harvey Collins’s essay “Meet Me At the Crossroads” in the How to Remain Human catalog (available at the MOCA Store and online)

Enjoy this Parliament-Funkadelic Playlist

Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof off the Sucker)

Flash Light

Get Off Your Ass and Jam

One Nation Under A Groove

Up for the Down Stroke

Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Dr. Funkenstein

Give Up The Funk (Houston Live 1976)

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