College of Liberal Arts

Art Meets Activism—Llewellyn Xavier’s George Jackson Series

Thursday Jan 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | 210 W 24th St; GWB 2.204

The Warfield Center’s IDEA LAB presents, Art Meets Activism: Llewellyn Xavier’s George Jackson Series—an exhibition that examines the intersection of creative expression and social justice.

The exhibition, curated by Lise Ragbir, director of the Warfield Center Galleries, features a series of artworks by St. Lucian artist, Llewellyn Xavier. Within this body of work, Xavier re-interprets the epistolary relationship he maintained with civil rights activist, and San Quentin and Soledad inmate, George Jackson. Photographs of Jackson, newspaper articles covering his wrongful death, surveillance stamps from the prison, handwritten envelopes, and excerpts from Jackson and Xavier’s letters have been used to create the silk screen prints and collages on view.

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