Kin Killin’ Kin


Kin Killin Kin

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October 1, 2016 – January 16, 2017

KKK – “Kin Killin’ Kin” - is a powerful and thought-provoking series of images that reflect artist James Pate’s deep love for youth, and even greater concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African American community. The images portray young people in urban settings, or events like the March on Washington, dressed in stylized klan garb that mirrors modern hip hop clothing trends. Pate’s powerful images were created to engage youth and community in acknowledging the harsh reality of gun violence. He also hopes they are a visual call-to-action to dialogue towards positive alternatives and solutions to negative behavior. Pate is a master visual artist who has directed his artistic vision to one of the most critical social ills of our time. 

Organized by SHANGO: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture, Inc., and EbonNia Gallery. Curated by Willis Bing Davis.

Opening Program

Saturday, October 8, 1pm - Kin Killin' Kin: Community Forum on Gun Violence
With gun violence prevalent in national conversations, join artist James Pate and curator Willis Bing Davis along with community stakeholders in relevant discussions leading to plausible solutions to violence prevention at the local level. Moderated by Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead.

Saturday, October 1 to Monday, January 16