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CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Grass, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Grass, 2022

Appliqué textile

68 1/2 x 47 3/4 in.
174 x 121.3 cm

 

JCG13291

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Knowledge of the Elements, Revolution of the Planets, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Knowledge of the Elements, Revolution of the Planets, 2022

Appliqué textile

106 1/2 x 80 3/4 in.
270.5 x 205.1 cm

 

JCG13288

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Rather Bright Complexion, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Rather Bright Complexion, 2022

Cast palm oil soap on a silver plate

6 1/2 x 9 in. / 16.5 x 22.9 cm (head)
18 in. / 45.7 cm diameter (plate)

 

JCG13335

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Buffalo Robe, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Buffalo Robe, 2022

Appliqué textile

80 1/2 x 57 3/4 in.
204.5 x 146.7 cm

 

JCG13289

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Nat Turner, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Nat Turner, 2022

Stained Glass

90 1/8 x 45 1/8 in.
229 x 114.5 cm

 

JCG13284

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Te Ua Haumene, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Te Ua Haumene, 2022

Stained Glass

90 1/8 x 45 1/8 in.
229 x 114.5 cm

 

JCG13286

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Sibyl, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Sibyl, 2022

Appliqué textile

80 1/2 x 58 in.
204.5 x 147.3 cm

 

JCG13295

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Star of Morning placed itself on his forehead, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Star of Morning placed itself on his forehead, 2022

Appliqué textile

80 1/2 x 58 5/8 in.
204.5 x 148.9 cm

 

JCG13297

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, The feet, the forehead, and the horn, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

The feet, the forehead, and the horn, 2022

Appliqué textile

75 1/2 x 69 in.
191.8 x 175.3 cm

 

JCG13292

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, The Sun passed through his body, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

The Sun passed through his body, 2022

Appliqué textile

114 x 47 3/4 in.
289.6 x 121.3 cm

 

JCG13298

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Toro embolado, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Toro embolado, 2022

Appliqué textile

68 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.
174 x 120.7 cm

 

JCG13290

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Sarah Forbes Bonetta as Omoba Aina as Persephone, 2021

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Sarah Forbes Bonetta as Omoba Aina as Persephone, 2021

Appliqué textile

108 x 408 in.
274.3 x 1036.3 cm

 

JCG12553

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Nongqawuse, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Nongqawuse, 2022

Stained glass lightbox

93 x 47 1/2 x 5 in.
236.2 x 120.7 x 12.7 cm

 

JCG13285

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Lakwena, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Lakwena, 2022

Stained glass lightbox

93 x 47 1/2 x 5 in.
236.2 x 120.7 x 12.7 cm

 

JCG13283

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Hong Xiuquan, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Hong Xiuquan, 2022

Stained Glass

90 1/8 x 45 1/8 in.
229 x 114.5 cm

 

JCG13282

CHRISTOPHER MYERS, Wovoka, 2022

CHRISTOPHER MYERS

Wovoka, 2022

Stained Glass

90 1/8 x 45 1/8 in.
229 x 114.5 cm

 

JCG13287

Press Release

James Cohan is pleased to present The Hands of Strange Children, an exhibition of new work by Christopher Myers, on view at the gallery’s 52 Walker Street location from March 5 through April 2, 2022. This is Myers’ first solo show with James Cohan in New York. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, March 5 from 2-6 PM. Masks are required for entry.

 

For The Hands of Strange Children, Myers has created a series of narrative tapestries and a suite of stained-glass paintings that excavate the lives and legacies of six revolutionary prophets: Wovoka, Nongqawuse, Nat Turner, Hong Xiuquan, Te Ua Haumene, and Alice Lakwena. Spanning a wide geography of times and places, Myers sees these figures as representatives of a grand tradition of colonized peoples. Each took what was not theirs and made it their own, using the very tools of subjugation to build emancipatory philosophies and movements. Myers examines the beautiful failures of these prophets, filtering them through the “transformative materiality of narrative” to create portraits of icons of resistance that speak powerfully to the present.
 

To explore the exhibition in our Viewing Room, please click here.

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