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2014 October


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Presumed was exhibited at The Griot Museum of Black History, from October 18–December 20, 2014, as part of "Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond" curated by Freida L. Wheaton/Black Arts Alliance.

Our response to the Michael Brown murder was an examination of how white privilege sustains a system of inequality. Presumption of innocence is an exclusively white experience, its boundlessness overwhelming. This installation presented an ever-growing stack of lawsuits and complaints of excessive force and racialized violence filed against the Ferguson and St. Louis police departments. Presumed confronts perceptions that not only perpetuate and "justify" violence against non-white bodies, but also create it.

"Artists for Life is happy to be part of the solution to violence." The Kansas City Star, December 26, 2014.

"Police killings prompt a resurgence in political art." The Art Newspaper, December 18, 2014 online; Issue 264, January 2015. In print.

"St. Louis Galleries Put On an Art-Show Memorial for Michael Brown." Vice, November 25, 2014.

"Michael Brown protests inspire artist Howard Barry." BBC News, November 22, 2014.

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond." KETC 9, St Louis Public Broadcasting, November 17, 2014.

"Gallery FAB director talks 'Hands Up Don't Shoot' exhibit on St. Louis Public Radio." USML Daily, October 17, 2014.

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot—Artists Respond Show Open ." St. Louis Public Radio, October 17, 2014.

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists from Saint Louis respond to the Michael Brown killing.", October 10, 2014.

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot!: Collective art response to Ferguson opens Oct. 17-18." The St. Louis American, October 8, 2014.

"'Hands Up' Exhibit Features 101 Artists, Includes City Of Ferguson Among Venues." St. Louis Public Radio, October 2, 2014.