Social Justice Sunday: A Gallery Made a Demand and Everyone Graciously Responded

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are undoubtedly aware of the of the case of Eric Garner. The grand jury decision handed down on December 4th, 2014, spawned a nationwide outrage over the proliferation of police violence leading to an endless number of public responses – most often protests. One group, however, decided that they had an obligation to use their connections and position to do something different. Enter Smack Mellon – a gallery in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood.

When the decision was handed down, Smack Mellon took action. They immediately rearranged their exhibition schedule and compiled all of the mailing lists they had access to in order to send out a uniquely commanding open call. The demand? Respond. They were overwhelmed with submissions and the resulting exhibition is everything you could imagine it to be.

Respond is up until February 22nd. I urge you to go see it and take everyone you know. (Smack Mellon: 92 Plymouth Street @ Washington Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn)

One Response to “Social Justice Sunday: A Gallery Made a Demand and Everyone Graciously Responded”
  1. Chuck says:

    I want to see that some day. It’s a great shot.I must be either brave or situpd to throw my amateurish photos in here with the big dogs. I’m thinking of taking your next eclass if I can work it out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Located:

    319 N. 11th St 2L
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Email:

  • Gallery Hours:

    most Saturdays and Sundays
    2 - 6pm
    or by appointment
    (check current show dates)

  • Enter your email address to follow and receive updates news, show listings, and musings by email.

  • Sign up to receive NAPOLEON emails:

    mailchimp redirect
%d bloggers like this: