Art exhibit 'The Wayward Passage' paints Afro-futurist take of the Great Migration at UTA Artist Space

"Leisure is the Objective" by artist Antonio Scott Nichols. (Photographed by Michael Shepherd; Courtesy of UTA Artist Space)

Afro-Futurist artist Antonio Scott Nichols challenges past uses of history, present depictions of social and political culture, and imagined futures through visual storytelling.

“The Wayward Passage,” Nichols’ first exhibition in his hometown of Atlanta, presents an Afro-Futuristic take on the Great Migration as well as other historical touchstones in the 1920s.

The Wayward Passage will be on view at UTA Artist Space through Nov. 25. In this interview, Antonio Scott Nichols joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to speak more about his art and new exhibit.

A lot of my work depicts black people in a powerful position. I think that it’s really important to show them as people who are owners of their own work and their own existence,” Nichols says.

“The Wayward Passage” is on view at UTA Artist Space through Nov. 25 and more information is available here.