Charles Jean Pierre: Black (w)Holes
Communities of color have long experienced the effects of figurative black holes. From brain drain to microeconomic depression, communities have faced the realities of intensely powerful gravitational fields. Created by D.C.-based artist Charles Jean-Pierre, Black (w)Holes reverses this dynamic: a figurative portal to an alternative meditative reality. It illustrates how black holes cannot only shift reality, but shift modes of thinking and functioning within the material world in ways that affirm community and imagine more sustainable futures.