Paradigm Shift: A Black Narrative Perspective
On view through March 1, 2020
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
Lafayette, Indiana

This is Chicago artist Gerald Griffin’s second invitation by the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette to exhibit his powerful and exquisitely crafted works of art celebrating the black experience.

According to the artist’s webpage, “The artworks in this series were created as visual interpretations of original poems written by the artist over a period of twenty five years.

Like most of the works in Griffin’s Paradigm Shift series, the piece (“To Rise”) features the recurring motif of a broken chain, which symbolizes a physical, mental and spiritual emancipation from the lingering affects of slavery and racial oppression experienced by many African Americans.”

Image credits: Gerald Griffin, To Rise, 2019. Bronze. 17″ x 36″ x 20″