Sep 01, 2015 -
Jul 29, 2016
September 1, 2015 – July 29, 2016
In the midst of recent headlines about unarmed Black individuals killed by white police officers, Newark artists Jerry Gant and Bryant Lebron are investigating the Black experience with criminal justice in modern America. Historian and artist Nell Painter writes: “Solidarity has been our talisman, our key to sanity within an insane system of racial denigration… In these times, the weekly drumbeat of murder turns solidarity into an endlessly renewed grief, as a person is killed as each week goes by. We may be personally safe. But our solidarity connects us, week by week, to each murdered black person. ‘That could have been me,’ we feel, we say, each time another loses her or his life senselessly.”
Includes the work of Jerry Gant and Bryant Lebron.
This exhibition is accompanied by a didactic essay by Nell Painter.