Rico Gatson, Aretha, 2019, color pencil and photograph collage on paper, 22 x 30 inches
Rico Gatson, Aretha, 2019, color pencil and photograph collage on paper, 22 x 30 inches

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Through June 15, 2019 Jenkins Johnson Projects presents Free to Be, featuring the work of Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan. The title takes its inspiration from Free to Be You and Me, a pioneering children’s program from the 1970’s, which challenged traditional gender designations and promoted multiple views of equality. Artists Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan draw upon their own personal history, family, politics, and spirituality. Selected works are placed in dialogue, sharing material and imagistic experiences of respect and friendship alongside expansive notions of power dynamics, openness, and freedom. Both artists are based in Brooklyn, continuing the Project Space’s commitment to dialogue and engagement with the local community.