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March 5–8, 2020   Piers 90 and 94

Lowell Ryan Projects

Pier 90, Booth F26
Presenting: Kumasi J. Barnett
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Gallery Artists

  • Kumasi J. Barnett
  • Nour El Saleh
  • Rachel Hayes
  • John Millei
  • Xavier Schipani
  • Molly Surazhsky
  • Erin Trefry

Project Description

Kumasi J. Barnett’s hand-painted alterations to classic superhero comic book covers bridge the disconnect between contemporary American narratives and the realities of justice—and subvert the expectations of a heroic narrative. Barnett’s work reexamines cultural conceptions of the good versus evil paradigm, centering the experiences of those that have been historically subject to injustice, violence, and bigotry.

The Amazing Black-Man #199, America is Another Name for Madness!
Kumasi J. Barnett
2019