A couple of months after There Is No was shown with the Juvenile In Justice exhibition, I revisited the themes found in the original 94 pieces. I made six new paintings that reflect my thoughts about this body of work while taking into account my growth as a painter.
There Is No
A recent study concluded that 94 people are directly affected by the homicide of one individual. According to phillypolice.com, there have been 1,985 murders in Philadelphia in the past five years. The number grows every day. In 2012, I worked with young people at the Covenant House, a shelter facility for homeless youth, in Kensington to create imagery that approaches the subject of such devastating loss. Each of the 94 images represents one of those individuals affected by one death.
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There Is No is part of the Juvenile In Justice exhibition on view at the Crane Arts Nov. 8 - Dec. 12, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Julien Robson and Rachel Zimmerman and features the work of photographer Richard Ross, ceramicist Roberto Lugo, and painter Mat Tomezsko.
Reviews of Juvenile In Justice:
Friday, August 17, 2012
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