Snapping point:

  When the Fever Breaks

 

A

Schomburg Junior Scholar

visual arts exhibition

2020

Snapping point

Created in the midst of troubling times, the 2020 Schomburg Junior Scholars Visual Arts group has crafted an exhibition* that expresses the isolation, grief, anger, and humor students felt at this moment. The exhibition, Snapping Point, reflects the courage and majesty of our Scholar-artists as they navigate the new realities of COVID and the old realities of anti-Blackness and the assault on Black Bodies. Our year started with reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley. Little did we know how the words of Malcolm would comfort us in the days to come. The famous quote "by any means necessary" describes the legacy these images will leave behind for future generations. 

M. Scott Johnson, Visual Artist & Program Instructor

*Content Warning:  Some materials in this exhibition include potentially triggering or emotionally challenging. graphic images of lynchings.

 Black people know joy,

just as we know all this pain.

We always find sun.

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“All humor is rooted in pain.”

 – Richard Pryor

The torture of being the unseen object, and the constantly observed subject

-Amiri Baraka

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Why must everything

be so oxymoronic?

Now kneeling haunts us. 

Martin Luther King

was murdered by a white man. 

Please stop quoting him.

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F*ck the police.

We are tired of dying 

no justice, no peace.

Antidote

Mrs. Black Fisher

275 wanna be ln.

Appropriationville              Delution

Riots are language.

Listen. Do not dismiss them. Or more will burn down

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Schomburg Junior Scholar Visual Artists

2020

Sunah Nash

Aimira Diarra

Amber Handfield

Anisah Abdur-Rahman

Blanka Filipczak

Dajuan Robb

Lailah Abdur-Rahman

Jada Daniels

Zofia Filipczak

Terri Diarra

Madison Grant

Chloe Davis

Sierra Blackshear

Chloe Davis

Braylan Stewart

Savanna Sky Russell Horton