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Jason Moran “The Sound Will Tell You”
January 16 @ 11:00 am - February 27 @ 6:00 pm
Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce The Sound Will Tell You, a presentation of new works on paper by Jason Moran, which marks the gallery’s second exhibition with the artist. Moran made all of the works in this exhibition in 2020 during the global Covid-19 pandemic. In response to the anxieties of this period, the complexity and saturation of the compositions intensified as the months of the pandemic wore on. A further resonance developed in the works in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the outcry that followed. This shift manifests in a series of vertical pink drawings in which the blue pigment appears to rise upwards, the abstract forms evoking the image of a smoke signal or the shape of a Black Lives Matter fist. In these works, the keys on the page appear as marchers and protesters, and Moran’s syncopations emit distinct voices.