[Online Exhibit] Kumasi J. Barnett

4851 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Jun 11, 12 PM - 12 AM — ends Jul 11, 2020
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Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present an online exhibition of 15 works by Kumasi J. Barnett that were created between 2015 and 2019. Utilizing traditional comic book narratives to address systemic racism, police brutality and hypocrisy, Kumasi J. Barnett alters the covers of actual comic books to retell classic good vs. evil stories as a reflection of the actual problems that plague our society. Central to Barnett’s narrative is “The Amazing Black-Man,” clothed not in a spandex leotard but instead in a hoodie and jeans, a representation for every black man fighting for his right to exist in a world that is working against him. In Barnett’s work, “The Amazing Black-Man” does not battle supernatural villains, but instead, a no less brutal nemesis, the police, who are empowered by the weight of the law, society and the media. “The Amazing Black-Man’s” superpower ultimately lies in his survival.