Fresh off the Press
An Exhibition Exploring The Multidimensionality Of The Black Man.
Opening Ceremony — SON. • March 8th
In conversation with Founder Justen LeRoy and Co-Owner Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Featuring works by @micaiahcarter • @tylradams • @russham • @alima_lee • @deniroelliott • @_georgeaustin • @themanwholovedflowers
SON.is a platform that showcases the multi-dimensional experience of the black male identity on a global scale. SON. was established to provide an innovative space in media for the creative excellence and activism of black male-identifying bodies. Our intention is to transform how these bodies view themselves, how they view women, and how they view the structures and systems that operate around them. Through dynamic content and the dissemination of vital information on developments in music, film, art, culture and activism, SON. aims to inspire creative leadership and contribute to a cultural shift that reframes, re-energizes, and reimagines the black male body.
Justen LeRoy is a creator, brand developer and community coordinator with a passion for producing culture through creating accessibility to art. Le roy’s practice lies at the intersection of music and contemporary art where he blends the two to create spaces for dialogue and cultural shift.In 2017, LeRoy launched son., A platform that focuses on the multidimensionality of black male identity through discussion, events, multimedia content and the dissemination of vital information to our growing community. In 2019, son. Partnered with a barbershop in south central that now serves as their headquarters and site for ongoing programming.Through SON. And his work building community, public programs and exhibitions with artists at the Underground museum, LeRoy has acquired an array of skills, tools and life lessons that have equipped him with the confidence necessary to see his visions through to success.His efforts with SON. And the underground museum can be found in publications such as I-D magazine and WMagazine. He has been featured on panel discussions at ucla and named a local hero by urban outfitters.