The tragic loss of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 shook the nation, and the wounds of the unarmed teen's death at the hands of George Zimmerman have not healed for some. On February 26, marking two years since Martin's death, a group of artists in New York will debut a group exhibit, 17: The Revolution Will Be Visualized.
Curated by artist and writer André LeRoy Davis on behalf of We're 4 ART, Thou?, the exhibit will feature 17 artists, marking the age Martin was when he was killed. A press release issued today has more information.
From the press release:
In a time of outrage 17 African-American artists unite in honor of the seventeen years of life of Trayvon Martin while mourning the fact that he was only allowed to live seventeen years of life. Different mediums, different styles, different perspectives, different visions all with one mission to visually convey our love and support for one another, our people, but especially the life paths, struggles, pains, love, success, hardships, failures and triumphs of the Young Black male. In order to revolutionize the worldview of the Black male there must be a revolt... and the Revolution will be Visualized.
The exhibit will open in Brooklyn's Stratosphere Studios February with a reception beginning at 6PM ET. On March 1 at the studio, there will be a Q&A session with the artists and Davis from 3-6PM ET.
The exhibit moves to Artizfacts Studio Gallery in New Rochelle on March 15 to March 22. The last stop for the exhibit will be the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on April 5 through May 11.
For more information on 17: The Revolution Will Be Visualized curator André LeRoy Davis, click here.