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Stranger Fruit

Photo: PD Rearick

Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry

August 31st - September 21st
Opening reception: September 7th, 6-8 PM
NARS Project Space

Stranger Fruit was created in response to the murders of African American men due to police brutality. This work focuses on an often overlooked casualty when these tragedies occur; the mother. Stranger Fruit gives the mothers perspective on this issue that affects this community on a daily basis.

Image: Untitled #11, Buffalo, NY
(2015, 24x30in, Digital Archival Print)

Jon Henry was born and raised in Queens NY, now residing in Brooklyn. He is a visual artist, working primarily with photography. His work is comprised of 2 main focuses. One on the black community at large as seen in Stranger Fruit. The other focus investigates athletes and their representation in a fine art context.