- This event has passed.
Jesse Howard – The Spirit of Community
October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
October 2020-December 2020 Jesse Howard’s first solo exhibition at South Side Community Art Center explores the Black American community as more than a singular philosophical concept of a culture, but rather a more diversified community of multifaceted voices through a body of charcoal based works. Howard’s socially concerned work is informed by his own lived experiences growing up on Chicago’s west side and the collective societal challenges faced by Black Americans today. Utilizing charcoal, watercolor, and collage, Howard’s figures are typically warped, transcending time and space in their presentation, yet very attuned to the social realities and hardships experienced by Black Americans in urban environments. With close attention, Howard’s striking portrait drawings also reveal moments of glory, honor, and elevation.