Kayne Griffin is pleased to present Hank Willis Thomas’ second solo exhibition at the gallery, “Another Justice: Divided We Stand.” Comprising large-scale sculptures and mixed media quilted works, the exhibition of new work continues Thomas’ exploration of American iconography, color theory, and language.

Hank Willis Thomas, America, 2021, Mixed media including U.S. flags, 72 x 170 x 2.5 in (182.9 x 431.8 x 6.4 cm); Photography by Flying Studio, Los Angeles

Thomas’ recent works investigate the fabric of our nation—literally and figuratively—through the deconstruction and reconstruction of U.S. flags and striped prison uniforms. In drawing attention to the similarities of these materials, the artist navigates the complexity of distinguishing patriotism from nationalism. The work is part of Thomas’ negotiation of an enduring conundrum of the United States of America: Can “the land of the free” also be home to the largest prison population in the world?

As of November 4, 2021, Los Angeles County requires of proof of vaccination to be showed upon entry of any indoor facility. Due to this mandate, guests must wear a face mask and bring proof of vaccination, whether it be through paper card, photo, or digital format, in order to attend the opening reception.

On view: November 12, 2021 – January 22, 2022;

What: “Another Justice: Divided We Stand,” Hank Willis Thomas
Where: Kayne Griffin, 1201 S. La Brea Ave., LA, 90019
Phone: 310 586-6886
Website: https://www.kaynegriffin.com/