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The Plural of He
On view through July 21, 2024
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
New York, New York

“The Plural of He” explores the life and work of Colin Robinson (1961–2021), the Trinbagonian-American poet, critic, and unsung hero of social and sexual liberation movements in New York, the Caribbean, and throughout the world. In newly commissioned works, artists draw from their resonances with materials encountered in Colin’s archives: activist ephemera, Carnival costumes and calypso music, letters to lovers, an unfinished novel, newspaper columns and poetry from his 2016 collection, “You have your father hard head.”

[Image Credit: Devan Shimoyama, Porky was loud, 2023. Oil, colored pencil, acrylic, collage, sequins, glitter, tiles, fabric and jewelry on canvas stretched over panel, 84 x 68 in. © Devan Shimoyama]