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Closing Walkthrough with Shaun Leonardo

  • Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs 11-03 45th Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

Gallery Walkthrough with Shaun Leonardo (A '04)

Testimony #1 Interactions with Police - performance workshop at the Nathan Cummings Foundation for No Longer Empty: Hold These Truths, 12/16/2017 by Shaun Leonardo. Photos by Whitney Browne.

Shaun Leonardo’s multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely definitions surrounding black and brown masculinities, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure. His performance practice is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment, promoting the political potential of attention and discomfort as a means to disrupt meaning and shift perspective. Leonardo is a Brooklyn-based artist from Queens, New York City. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, is a recipient of support from Creative Capital and Guggenheim Social Practice and was recently profiled in the New York Times. His work has been presented in galleries and institutions, nationally and internationally, and featured at The Guggenheim Museum, the High Line, Recess, and VOLTA NY.

Earlier Event: March 24
Distance and (missed) Connections
Later Event: April 23