The Ford Foundation Gallery Gathers Prominent Artists/Activists for the Exhibition ‘No Justice Without Love’




James Yaya Hough, Untitled, 2008-2016, paper, colored pencil. courtesy of the artist and JTT NYC

The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to present No Justice Without Love, guest curated by Daisy Desroisers, on view April 4 – June 30, 2023. No Justice Without Love brings together the transformational work of artists, activists, and allied donors who make up the Art For Justice Fund community.

The exhibition is an invitation to engage with the Fund’s mission to change the narrative around mass incarceration and disrupt the criminal justice system. Inaugurated in 2017 under the unprecedented philanthropic vision of Agnes Gund, A4J launched with $100M generated from the sale of Agnes’ favorite painting, Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece. This spurred artists, collectors and supporters to donate an additional $25M in support of the Fund’s mission to advance policy reform, shift public narratives on criminal justice, and promote the leadership of formerly incarcerated people while centering art as a catalyst to propel change.

Ford Foundation Gallery, NYC

The exhibition will incorporate formerly incarcerated and allied artists alongside submissions by former and current grantees who have been invited to a Call and Response to express how A4J—and the remarkable community it supports—has affected their practice. By charting the evolution of their practices, this exhibition presents the ways in which the artists and advocates create new aesthetics around humanity, resilience, and self-determination while elevating themes of redemption, rehabilitation, and transformation.

No Justice Without Love will present work by artists, grantees, and allied donors including Benny Andrews, Halim Flowers, Faylita Hicks, Szu-Han Ho, James Yaya Hough, Maria Gaspar, Jesse Krimes, Julie Mehretu, Faith Ringgold, Cameron Rowland, Jared Owens, The People’s Paper Co-op, Samora Pinderhughes, Sherrill Roland, jackie summel, Stanley Whitney among others, alongside activations by For Freedoms and Writing on the Wall.

No Justice Without Love will be on view from April 4 to June 30, 2023. At Ford Foundation Gallery, located at 320 East 43rd Street, NYC.

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