A Gathering
15 April – 27 May 2021

HOUSING is pleased to present A Gathering, a group exhibition featuring works by Gerald Cannon, Anima Correa, Taína Cruz, Steffani Jemison, Charles Mason III, Emmanuel Massillon, Glendalys Medina, Nathaniel Oliver, Mitchell Reece, Elliott Jamal Robbins, Rafael Sanchez, Shani Strand

With writing from Shireen Ahmed, Sasha Bonét, Laura Brown, Octavia Bürgel, Gaby Cepeda, Sunday Fall, KJ Freeman, Quincy Flowers, Josie Roland Hodson, Brandon Drew Holmes, Bianca Rae Messinger, marcus scott williams

A Gathering is a tribute to and inspired by the work of Steve Cannon, a Lower East Side icon, a Black art icon(ocloast), and founder of A Gathering of the Tribes.
Inspired by Exquisite Poop, an exhibition at A Gathering of the Tribes in 2012, each artist is paired with a writer who has been asked to create a written representation of an artwork for a zine that will be produced in tandem with the exhibition.

“His sonic-visual radar showed a visionary blip about the size of Africa rising with the speed of light somewhere on the left of the screen. He locked his sights. The image danced, sang, rocked back and forth, then became a huge drum. It vibrated like the Earth around the Sun, the Sun around the Galaxy, the whole Universe one pulsating rhythm inside Space. He flashed a message: EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING.” - Steve Canon, Grove, Bang, and Jive Around

Curated by KJ Freeman
Organized by Shani Strand

A Gathering Zine 

Installation view
Photos: Shark Senesac

Installation view

Installation view

R. Glendalys Medina, Maracas, 2017
Ink and pencil on paper, 36" x 24"
L. Glendalys Medina, Clave, 2017
Ink and pencil on paper, 36" x 24"

Rafael Sánchez
Earth record w/ sleeve, 2019
Glue and dirt on cardboard and vinyl
12 x 24 x .75"

Charles Mason III
That radical exercise, 2020
Oil stick, ink, paper
23 x 30"

Taína Cruz
Boi Scout of America, 2021
Acrylic and charcoal on cardstock
9 x 12”

Taína Cruz
They knew they were born to weep and keep the morticians employed, 2021
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
11 x14"

Shani Strand
When you're dead, you're dead (whatever that means), 2021
Concrete, tar, porcelain tile, clay, latex, sorrel, wood, acrylic, spray paint
11.25 x 17.25 x 8"

T. There is a bird in the sky, and it's ranging, 2019
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 17"”
B. Elliott Jamal Robbins, Flight, 2020
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 17"”

Elliot Jamal Robbins
Modern Love, 2018
Sumi ink on paper
8.5 x 11"

Elliot Jamal Robbins,
Untitled 35, 2018
Sumi ink on paper
8.5 x 11"

Emmanuel Massillon
(K)not The Move, 2021
Wood, pigment, sheet metal, metal nails, screws
9 x 30.5 x 8"

Emmanuel Massillon
Ladder To The Top, 2021
Wood, metal nails, screws
21 x 87.5

Ánima Correa
Espejito, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
10 x 8 x 1"

Ánima Correa
Entangled One, 2021
Paint chips from the demolished 53rd Street Chicago graffiti wall, resin, printed circuit boards designed for identical bloop lights, stripped tin wire, hardware
3.375 x 2.75 x .5"

Steffani Jemison
Maniac Chase, 2008-2009
Video, 00:02:40, SJ0037.4
Edition of 3, 2AP

Steffani Jemison
WLD (content aware), 2019
UV curable inkjet print on glass, acrylic, paper, polyester film
10 x 21.5"

Gerald Cannon
Members, 2019
Acrylic, gouache, spray paint, oil stick, felt, yupo translucent and matte medium on linen
31.5 x 27"

Gerald Cannon
Renaissance Man, 2019
Acrylic, gouache, spray paint, oil pastel, wax pastel, yupo on translucent and matte medium on canvas
37.5 x 23"

Mitchell Reece
Agency, 2021
Oil stick and acrylic

Nathaniel Oliver
Jazz, 2020 Oil on Wood Panel
5' x 4'