Gary Harrell

The Queen

12 x 9 inches
Lino-print on paper with matte board frame

“There is ‘know’ Black Man or White Man- we are all people of color searching for justice, rather than just us 1 percent.” – Gary Harrell

Gary has been incarcerated for 42 years and counting. He blends block printing with pointillism to create vivid portraits. His artwork has been featured in several exhibits and galleries including the Tides Thoreau Center for Sustainability (2015): On the Line: Artwork from San Quentin Prison Art Project at Jewett Gallery (2013); Rotunda Gallery, Hearst Art Gallery, Wamock Fine Arts Gallery among others. His piece, Restore Justice was recently featured in the Washington Post Article, “A Good Day” by Johnny Baker (2019). A 64 year old Black man, Gary paints to hold on to his humanity.

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