Light Text · Hank Willis Thomas

Light Text presents a new group of neon works by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas.  Widely known for his photo-based pieces, Thomas uses neon (and language) to continue to investigate the complexity of race in America in the 21st century.  Concurrently, WORD juxtaposes three Kansas-City-based artists Archie Scott Gobber, Christopher Leitch and Jim Sajovic, for whom text is integral to their work. 

American artist Hank Willis Thomas was born in 1976 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and now lives and works in New York. He received his MFA in Photography and an MA in Visual Criticism from the California College of the Arts in 2004, and a BFA in Photography & Africana Studies from New York University in 1998.