All In

Featuring work by second-year MFA Fine Arts candidates, curated by LeRonn P. Brooks

On view from April 30 – May 21, 2019

Opening reception:
Tuesday, April 30 from 6pm-8pm

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 4-6pm will be a panel discussion facilitated by curator LeRonn P. Brooks with the Brooklyn Museum Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,  Ashley James, artist Rico Gatson and artist Cristina de Miguel (M.F.A. ’12)

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Saturday 11am-6pm
Thursday until 8pm

All In is a group exhibition that explores the intersections between form and urgency.  Each work stands as a metaphor for the evidence of the imagination’s questions about life, its ambiguities, secrets and truths. This is to say that there exists a community of inter-dependent and individual practices, here. Each work embodies its maker and is as unique, experimental and speculative, as the still-unfolding narrative(s) of each artist’s life and His/Her/Their implication(s) to the world(s) to which this exhibition is an invitation. It is an invitation (in)to the speculative interior(s) from which the imagination blooms as a matter of culture/counterculture, and the exploration of “personal knowing” and witnessing. Each work is a personified space of this witnessing and each space is a room for narration. “All In” is therefore evidence from the interior(s) and the communication of a deeply held bond between classmates, peers, friends and fellow journeyers.  — LeRonn P. Brooks, Ph.D.

Participating artists: Allen Ball, Daniel Barragan, Isabelle Brourman, Hank Ehrenfried, Alanna Fields, Connie Fu, Danil Gertman, Santiago Giralda, Maria Elizabeth Janasz, Devin B. Johnson, Dayeon Kim, Philip LaVelle, Xingze Li, Lizzy Lunday, Brittney Lyons, Camille McNally, Shohei Miyachi, Monika Monika, ChaeWon Moon, Brian Napier, Mathilde van Nuffel d’Heynsbroeck, Jean Oh, Alp Oz, Jamaal Peterman, Hongyu Pu, Jiwon Rhie, Aubrey Roemer, Madeline Rupard, Michele Rushfeldt, Chutian Shu, George Skoufas, Katreen Sorokina, Wen Tao, Christina Thurston, Trevis True, Devin Utah, Erik Wangsvick, Bradley Ward, Jessica Niello-White, Shinhee Yu, Netta Bar Zion

About the curator
LeRonn P. Brooks serves as assistant professor in the department of Africana studies at Lehman College and is a curator for the Racial Imaginary Institute and the Bronx Council on the Arts. Among his recent curatorial projects are “On Whiteness” (2018), which featured artists Cindy Sherman, Glenn Ligon, Ken Gonzales-Day, Kate Greenstreet, Titus Kaphar, Mel Chin, Baseera Khan, and Toyin Ojih Odutola, among others, and “Bronx: Africa,” which showcased the work of twenty-five early- and midcareer Bronx-based African artists.