New Work and a New Format

  Untitled #18 South Side Chicago, IL , part of  Stranger Fruit  by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

Untitled #18 South Side Chicago, IL, part of Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

We're back, in a slightly new format! Art in Ad Placesis still installing new work, but we want to focus on working with people to install a series of work, rather than 2017's one-offs. We're excited to have found a way to continue Art in Ad Places without it taking over our lives.

We’re starting off this new format with 6 pieces by Jon Henry, from his Stranger Fruit series.

"This work, Stranger Fruit, is about the mother/son bond in the wake of the murders of African American men due to police violence. How can a mother protect her children when those who are sworn to protect are the ones committing the crimes? The mothers in these images have not lost their sons, but know the reality, that without addressing this epidemic, this could happen to them," says Jon Henry. "I'm participating in Art in Ad Places because art is for all, and should not be limited to the confines of a gallery. This is for the people, to absorb, to engage with, or be confronted by."

And now for the art:

  Untitled #15 South Side Chicago, IL , part of  Stranger Fruit  by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park

Untitled #15 South Side Chicago, IL, part of Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park

  Untitled #21 Berwyn, IL , part of  Stranger Fruit  by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

Untitled #21 Berwyn, IL, part of Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

  Untitled #24 Birmingham, AL , part of  Stranger Fruit  by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

Untitled #24 Birmingham, AL, part of Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

  Untitled #29, North Miami, FL , part of  Stranger Fruit  by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

Untitled #29, North Miami, FL, part of Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

  Untitled #19 Magnificent Mile, IL , part of  Stranger Fruit  by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.

Untitled #19 Magnificent Mile, IL, part of Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry. Photo by Luna Park.