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Jack Shainman Gallery

Junction

  • Paul Anthony Smith
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Press for Junction

Current Exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery


Juntion

  • Paul Anthony Smith
  • Opens: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Closes: May. 11, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Junction

  • Paul Anthony Smith
  • Opens: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Closes: May. 11, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

What’s Inside

  • Leslie Wayne,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Correspondences

  • Carlos Vega,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In Lieu Of A Louder Love

  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In Lieu Of A Louder Love

  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

If a Tree Falls

  • Nick Cave,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

If a Tree Falls

  • Nick Cave,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When Legends Die

  • Toyin Ojih Odutola,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When Legends Die

  • Toyin Ojih Odutola,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LOVE POWER PEACE

  • Malick Sidibé,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Orientation

  • Sam Durant,
  • Ken Gonzales-Day,
  • Anton Kannemeyer,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Kerry James Marshall,
  • Meleko Mokgosi,
  • Yasumasa Morimura,
  • Gordon Parks,
  • Emily Nelms Perez,
  • Jackie Nickerson,
  • Toyin Ojih Odutola,
  • Claudette Schreuders,
  • Richard Serra,
  • Andres Serrano,
  • Becky Suss,
  • Tim Rollins,
  • Carrie Mae Weems,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Weather or Not

  • Nick Cave,
  • Opens: May. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THAT’S NOT IT

  • Geoffrey Chadsey,
  • Opens: May. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

What We Ask Is Simple

  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

What We Ask Is Simple

  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Them Changes

  • Barkley L. Hendricks,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I Am You | Part 2

  • Gordon Parks,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I Am You | Part 1

  • Gordon Parks,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Third Sun

  • Odili Donald Odita,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nina Chanel Abney

  • Nina Chanel Abney,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions

  • Hayv Kahraman,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Everyday People

  • Kay Hassan,
  • Opens: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Trains of Thought

  • El Anatsui,
  • Opens: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rescue

  • Nick Cave,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Love Within

  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Empires - Land

  • Enrique Martínez Celaya,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Love Within

  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Collective Unconscious

  • Yoan Capote,
  • Opens: May. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Asphalt and Chalk

  • Titus Kaphar,
  • Opens: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawing The Blinds

  • Titus Kaphar,
  • Opens: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Democratic Intuition: Lerato

  • Meleko Mokgosi,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Democratic Intuition: Comrades II

  • Meleko Mokgosi,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Empires - Sea

  • Enrique Martínez Celaya,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Group Show

  • Michael Snow,
  • Opens: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

How Iraqi Are You?

  • Hayv Kahraman,
  • Opens: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Of a Different Nature

  • El Anatsui,
  • Bernd and Hilla Becher,
  • Maya Lin,
  • Opens: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Note to Self

  • Claudette Schreuders,
  • Opens: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 12, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915 – 2015

  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Closes: May. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915 – 2015

  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Closes: May. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Facts on the Ground

  • Shimon Attie,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Quest

  • Radcliffe Bailey,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ABSUR -CITY -PITY -DITY

  • Vibha Galhotra,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Faith Need Not Fear Reason

  • Carlos Vega,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Velocity of Change

  • Odili Donald Odita,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Of Context and Without

  • Toyin Ojih Odutola,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Isla and Palangre

  • Yoan Capote,
  • Opens: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Heat Maps

  • Richard Mosse,
  • Opens: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

For Freedoms (20th St)

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 30, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 05, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

For Freedoms (24th St)

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 05, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Malick Sidibé

  • Malick Sidibé,
  • Opens: Mar. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Barkley L. Hendricks

  • Barkley L. Hendricks,
  • Opens: Mar. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Homemaker

  • Becky Suss,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 03, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Introjection

  • Gehard Demetz,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 03, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Past is Present

  • Brad Kahlhamer,
  • Turiya Magadlela,
  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Gypsy Camp

  • Enrique Martínez Celaya,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Carrie Mae Weems

  • Carrie Mae Weems,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Hours: 2 - 4pm
  • Admission: free

Carrie Mae Weems

  • Carrie Mae Weems,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Hours: 2 - 4pm
  • Admission: free

Shifting Skies

  • Titus Kaphar,
  • Opens: Dec. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shifting Skies

  • Titus Kaphar,
  • Opens: Dec. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Free Experience

  • Leslie Wayne,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Apr 04 - May 11, 2019


Where

Jack Shainman Gallery

  • 513 W 20th St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.645.1701

About

Jack Shainman Gallery is proud to present Junction, a new body of work by Paul Anthony Smith and his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Spanning our 20th Street and 24th Street spaces, Junction features Smith’s unique picotage on pigment prints that question, confront, and challenge the potential of a photographic image to retain past truths and constructed realities.


Junction celebrates the rich and complex histories of the post-colonial Caribbean and its people, often trapped in the intersection between cultural politics and individual, pedestrian identities. Memory, migration, home, and dislocation through globalization are central to Smith’s work. Deeply inspired by Caribbean scholars Frantz Fanon and Stuart Hall, Smith probes questions of hybrid identities between worlds old and new. The title, Junction, signifies to the artist an amalgamation of people and places: a connecting point with Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction subway stop and a space in which individuals convene in groups. This body of work is the junction of Spanish, French, and English colonizers of Caribbean lands and the gathering place of the diaspora for the West Indian Day Parade.


Patterned in the style of Caribbean breeze block fences, modernist architectural elements function as timestamps and veils, meant both to obscure and to protect Smith’s subjects from external gaze. Images originally photographed by Smith both in Jamaica and New York City are rendered with tactile surfaces through his method of picotage layering. While photography typically functions as a way in which to reveal and share information, Smith’s picotage has a concealing and purposefully perplexing effect. Forcing these nuanced diasporic histories into a singular picture plane, Smith encourages layers of discomfort and unease among these outwardly jovial, if not banal, portraits. Picotage, then, serves as an access point as Smith interrogates which elements of identity are allowed to pass through the complexities of borders and migration. Amidst tensions, intricacies, and misidentifying gazes remains the power of community assembly – a reminder of the Jamaican coat of arms, which reads: “Out of many, one people.”


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