Opening Reception: Emerging Visions

Mon, January 21, 2019 3:00 PM - Mon, January 21, 2019 5:00 PM at the LookOut! Gallery

LookOut! Gallery
Snyder-Phillips Hall
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48825

For the 8th Annual RCAH Perspectives on African American Experience: Emerging Visions Residency and Exhibition, the LookOut! Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by Justin Bryant. In found objects, painting, drawing, printmaking, and video, Bryant employs strategies of negation to explore the gaps that inhere in black archives and to suggest the fugitive and dissonant conditions of African diasporic identity.


Born in Stuttgart AR., Justin Bryant received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012 and his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2018. He has taken courses at Penland School of Craft, Ox-bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, the Art Students League in New York and he was also a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’17). Justin’s recent work investigates the past and present imagery of African-Americans to construct a multi-contextual narrative of poetry, personal narrative, and history. Justin has shown at the Zoe B. Art Center in Chicago Illinois, Ten Gallery in New Orleans and he will soon be a featured artist at the Thea Art Foundation in North Little Rock, AR.

Exhibits at the RCAH LookOut! Gallery changes monthly during the academic year. The Gallery is located on the second floor of Snyder Hall on MSU's campus, and is open Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m.