Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.: Passin’ on to others
Printing allows for declarations to be distributed to the
masses. Declarations are about the redistribution of power.
–Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
This multi-site project produced in collaboration with barbershops and salons around Richmond creates a bridge to the ICA’s neighbors while honoring barbershops and salons as historic cornerstones for communities, conversation, and entrepreneurship.
Passin’ on to others consists of hundreds of letterpress prints that form a large installation at the ICA and ten smaller installations in downtown Richmond and the Jackson Ward, northside, and southside neighborhoods. The off-site installations consist of proverbs and aphorisms generated at each business by its owner, stylists, and patrons. Together, these words highlight the power of everyday conversations shared in public community spaces. The on-site installation presents submissions from all of the participants, along with the artist’s own words.
Barbershops + Salons
1. Unleashed Salon
Passin’ on to others was created as part of the ICA’s inaugural exhibition, Declaration which runs from April 21–September 9.