Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to invite you to On The Road, an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah highlighting the works of artists he encounters in his travels.

Loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s 1957 Beat Generation novel about the travels of young men across postwar America, the title and historical context provide a space for Ossei-Mensah to interrogate contemporary issues of mobility, freedom and identity in a time marked by political and societal unease.

For the inaugural exhibition, Ossei-Mensah focuses on three visual artists based in the Midwest: Caroline Kent, Basil Kincaid and Esau McGhee, all of whom he met in 2017 during his travels across the United States. he artists leverage the disparate modalities of abstraction, photographic collage, and quilting to explore themes percolating in the cultural zeitgeist like heritage, the limits of language and the refusal for classification.