inHarlem: Rudy Shepherd Jackie Robinson Park
Aug 25, 2016 - Jul 25, 2017
  • Rudy Shepherd
    Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber (installation view), 2016
    Jackie Robinson Park, New York, NY, August 25, 2016–July 25, 2017
    Photo: Liz Gwinn

inHarlem: Rudy Shepherd brings to Jackie Robinson Park the most recent of the artist’s series of sculptures created to dispel people’s feelings of racial prejudice, violence or ordinary disdain by opening them to more compassionate aspects of their personalities. Created from wood, metal and colored concrete at larger-than-human scale, Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber will be inaugurated with a ceremony featuring the artist and musical collaborators Brian Alfred, Elia Einhorn and Christof Knoche. Both the performance and the sculpture are intended to generate positive energy and dialogue in a rapidly changing neighborhood.

Enter Jackie Robinson Park through the 148th Street and Bradhurst Avenue entrance to find inHarlem: Rudy Shepherd.

inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd is organized by Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator, in partnership with the NYC Parks along with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.