Artist Talk: Jon Henry, Stranger Fruit
Free and open to the public
California Museum of Photography
On Saturday, October 7, 6pm, UCR ARTS/California Museum of Photography will feature an artist’s talk with Jon Henry in conjunction with his exhibition on view, Jon Henry, Stranger Fruit. This event is part of the Fall Reception festivities on October 7, 6-8pm.
Stranger Fruit is a prayer, a protest, a silent commemoration, a call to action. Artist Jon Henry was haunted by the 2006 shooting of 23-year-old Sean Bell, one among scores of Black lives lost to police violence. The photographer’s response became a country-spanning set of modern American Pietàs—Black mothers cradling their sons. The mothers feel the weight of their sons, we feel the weight of love, of violence, of history.