The Drawing Center Exhibition,

The Intuitionist: For Safekeeping

This work was in an exhibition called The Intuitionist—a collaborative project by artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine. Inspired by Colson Whitehead's novel The Intuitionist, the exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects in flux. Using the keywords that organize The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program database (e.g., “autobiographical,” “geometric,” “historical,” “consumer culture”) as a point of departure, the exhibition installation will feature works and ephemera by over sixty artists who are members of the Viewing Program. Curated by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator. 

The work that I created was based on the life George Stinney. In 1944 at the age of 14, George was sent to the electric chair after a two-hour trial in which he was found guilty of killing two white girls. I created a series of 11 drawings that told not only his story, but also the story of the jury that found him guilty. Using a combination of marks created through ink washes, text, and specific images, I created a narrative that transcends the horrific act with compassion and strength.

Keeping Your Hands Clean
Keeping Your Hands Clean

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Patience
Patience

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Being Still
Being Still

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Leaving
Leaving

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Choosing Justice Over Vengeance
Choosing Justice Over Vengeance

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Knowing Who You Are
Knowing Who You Are

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Standing Up Under Scrutiny
Standing Up Under Scrutiny

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Blind Faith
Blind Faith

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Endurance
Endurance

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Transcending Pain
Transcending Pain

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".

Being More Than Sum Of Your Parts
Being More Than Sum Of Your Parts

(c) 2014 Ink Jet prints, Ink, Salt on Paper 11" x 14".