Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Shaun Leonardo

Detail of Keith Lamont Scott, 2017 (drawing 1-3)
Charcoal on paper
8.5 x 11 inches each
11 x 15 inches each framed
Courtesy of the artist

Drawing from images and video footage of miscarriages of justice, multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo breaks down media's complicity in shaping, informing and circulating racial bias, and consequently, memories of past events. Through an anatomy of scene that employs strategies of extraction, omission and the dissection of an image into a sequence of parts, Leonardo challenges the culpability of the viewer's gaze. The charcoal drawing Keith Lamont Scott dissects the Charlotte police dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of Scott by police officer Brentley Vinson.