Jeary Sylves is a multi-disciplinarian, creating art across mediums. He is a musician, writer, and orator, as well as a photographer, and currently serves as an assistant educator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. As an image-maker, working and living in Brooklyn, Jeary is inspired to create scenes and images that represent the nuanced, micro-moments of Black expression.
Before making his way to Brooklyn, Jeary attended Arizona State University. His goal is to preserve Black beauty and collective memory through images as a means to combat erasure via gentrification, mass incarceration, and police brutality. It has been through his exploration of Brooklyn, willingness to be vulnerable and present, as well as listen and observe while being in the community, that he has been able to concretize the purpose and intent behind his work. Jeary believes that we are remembered through the connections we make and experiences we share, and he wants to make canon the unfolding stories that are being told right now. To learn more about Jeary, please visit www.sayjeary.com and check him out on social media by following @jearysylves on Instagram and Twitter.
"What It Feels Like" is an immersive pop-up art gallery showcasing emerging Black Artists. The show highlights the joys and sorrows of what it feels like to be an artist; to be seen; to feel unheard; or to be an Artist of color in the art world today.
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Photographer: Azikiwe Aboagye @_azikiwe_
Featured Sofa: Song in Royal Blue velvet