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Pitch Blackness at Jack Shainman Gallery

Pitch Blackness, featuring the work of Hank Willis Thomas, runs at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City through March 14. In addition to large-scale sculpture and hand-painted, stenciled works on wood, the show contains images such as Day of Discovery, seen here. The print of Day of Discovery was made for the exhibition by our digital lab manager, John Mannion.

Hank was a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in October 2005. His work explores the historical as well as current implications of race in America. You can read more about Hank Willis Thomas and purchase a signed copy of the book Pitch Blackness in our online store.

Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 645-1701

Light Work AIR Hank Willis Thomas at Jack Shainman Gallery

Light Work AIR Hank Willis Thomas is opening his second solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery. The exhibit, Pitch Blackness, follows the publication of his first monograph, of the same name, by the Aperture Foundation this past fall, and his significant presence in the “30 Americans” exhibition at The Rubell Family Collection in December.

Employing polished materials typical of monuments and signage used to build corporate identity Thomas presents a range of work from large-scale sculpture in painted aluminum, neon, Plexiglas, and granite, to hand painted, stenciled works on canvas, wood carvings, and manipulated photo-based works. Together the works trace black history through visual culture in an attempt to dissect, reinterpret, and re-imagine iconic moments from the “black past” and to investigate the complexity and absurdity of race in America in the 21st century.

The exhibit is on view from February 12 until March 13.

Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th St.
New York, NY