with love and excitement ~
The Jimmy James Evans Friendly Meeting Place and Centre for the Arts is proud to present the work of our friend John Ahearn for our inaugural exhibition. This is the first of a series of exhibitions made open to the public from here on in. The work will be on display and in plain view at 1616 Dupont from October 26th till November 16th, 2018 at all hours of the day.
John Ahearn is a sculptor based in the South Bronx, New York. Born in 1951 in Bingamton, NY, he is best known for the public art and street art he began to make in the 80's in collaboration with Rigoberto Torres. Ahearn makes bronzes, busts and reliefs of people in his community as a means of honouring them. John and his work are the subject of Jane Kramer's, "Whose Art Is It?", a book that expanded on the New Yorker essay of the same name that dealt with the controversy of Ahearn's bronzes installed in front of the 44th Police Precinct in Bronx in 1989. Both that text and Ahearn's work have influenced the creation of The Jimmy James Evans Friendly Meeting Place and Centre for the Arts.
While the Jimmy James Evans Friendly Meeting Place and Centre for the Arts is still in the process of definition, we are proud to show such monumental work.
On display will be, The Unpainted Original Head of “Monxo Lopez”, (Lost The Body), 2015, & The Painted “Artist’s Copy of Miguel, 2016/2018.
Jimmy James Evans Jeff Bierk
This space is made possible with the loving support of
Amy Lam, Simone Schmidt, John Ballantyne & Liz Davidson as well as the Canada Council for the Arts