AUgust 14 -  September 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, AUGUST 14, 4:30 - 7pm

BUILT OFF OUR BACKS: INVISIBLE HANDS AND BLACK MAGIC

INSTALLATION BY JASMINE MUrREll


Tony Morrison's novel Paradise, inspired by the horrendous Black Wall Street bombings in Tulsa in 1921, when 3,000 Black people were massacred, prompted this installation at FiveMyles.

In the novel's Black Utopia the women are killed by the men of the town, believing them to be the cause of the town's misfortune. The victimization of women prompted the artist Jasmine Murrell to celebrate the power and strength of Black women. Her installation brings together objects, drawings and paintings the artist made during the previous year. They reference Black women as the unsung heroes of this country.

THE ARTIST:

Jasmine Murrell, a native of Detroit, received an MFA from Hunter College in 2013. She has had solo exhibitions at the JRainy Gallery in Detroit, Pounder Cone Gallery in Los Angeles and Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn.

GALLERY HOURS:

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 

DIRECTIONS:

Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.