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Artist Visit SON. (Justen LeRoy)

As part of a series of new content generated for the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2020 biennial titled a version, Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA) presents video profiles on the biennial's curators and selected artists.

Having been introduced to art through some formative college experiences Justen LeRoy, a South Central native, has cultivated a unique understanding of the transformative qualities of Black art and the dialogue that surrounds it. In recognizing his father's own approach to community building LeRoy uses his father's barbershop as a vessel to foster and amplify conversations surrounding art and manhood. In this video LeRoy talks about finding his own path to art and discusses past projects and his ambitions for SON.

Produced by Reza Monahan Studio
Shot and Edited by TinDragon Media
Video Courtesy Justen LeRoy and Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA)