Gallery Club Thursday!!

Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Lehmann Maupin Gallery is pleased to present Nari Ward’s second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin titled Liberty and Orders on view 29 March – 21 April 2012 at 201 Chrystie Street. Click on the photo to read “22 Questions” to Nari Ward by Chloe Wyma

Father and Sons: Nari Ward

In this video, Jamaican-born artist, Nari Ward meditates on tensions between African-American police officers and young men of color.  The film features a retired police officer who’s actually the father of the 2 young men in the video.  The audio track combines the reciting of the Miranda Rights and the father’s spontaneously spoken encouragement to his son during filming “you can do this”.  This is a powerful piece, no doubt – but what do you make of it?