PETIT: Art Exhibit - Paired Pieces

Fri, Jun 28th (All day)
Event Type: 
Art Exhibit

Paired Pieces: Reflections on the 15th Ward

Group Exhibition: Kofi Antwi, Sahara Burgos, Jaleel Campbell, Charles DeShields, Brandan Meyer, Janiah Shadreem, Martikah Williams

"Paired Pieces," presented by the Black Artist Collective, showcases the works of artists Kofi Antwi, Sahara Burgos, Jaleel Campbell, Charles DeShields, Brandan Meyer, Janiah Shadreem, and Martikah Williams. In this exhibition, four established professional artists mentored four talented student artists, embarking on a creative journey that explores the history of the 15th Ward's destruction and its lasting impact. Through a series of prompt questions, the exhibition encourages viewers to contemplate the consequences of this historical event: What are the enduring effects of the 15th Ward's destruction? How does this impact resonate within the City of Syracuse today? What are our collective aspirations for a reparative future?

"Paired Pieces" presents diverse perspectives, artistic styles, and mediums. Each artist contributed their unique vision, inviting viewers to reflect on the past, engage with the present, and envision a future characterized by inclusivity and restoration. More than just an exhibition, "Paired Pieces" is an invitation to reflect on the past and consider the impact of fostering healing and understanding. It serves as a collective call to action, urging us to embrace empathy, initiate meaningful dialogues, and collaborate toward a future where every voice is heard and every story acknowledged. 

To learn more about the Black Artist Collective visit: @bac_cny. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Central New York Community Foundation.