Zeal Harris' ('07 MFA) new solo exhibition Home Remedies for Driving While Black addresses police violence through the lens of interpersonal relationships.
"The art is sometimes autobiographical or biographical as three of the artworks are about men that I personally knew, whose lives were lost while in police custody," says Harris. "The compositions are careful in their effort to offer anti-iconographic storytelling that puts rich human character back onto victims made into cold statistics."
Harris was recently featured on Rising Up with Sonali, and spoke about her new work which juxtaposes playful colors and text with an important issue that is dominating American headlines. Intimate scenes between lovers, friends, and parents with their children, emphasize how the threat of violence has embedded itself into the most private and mundane of daily life within black communities. Home Remedies for Driving While Black is on view until Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Gallery 825. For more information on Harris' work, visit http://www.zealsart.com.
Home Remedies for Driving While Black
October 15 - November 18, 2016
825 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069
Image: Zeal Harris, courtesy of the artist