I Might Be Next: Jerry Gant & Bryant Lebron

Sep 01, 2015 - Jul 29, 2016

 

Jerry Gant,
Stephen McKenzie, & Jahmane West, “Hanging on the Truth” (detail), 2008-2015, metal and silkscreened textile, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist.

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.

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