Gallery Two

Sherrill Roland

April 20 – May 12


First Friday Gallery Walks:
May 4 | 6-10pm

Exhibition presented by the Black on Black Project and sponsored by Empire Properties + Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP.

In collaboration with the Black on Black Project, Artspace presents new work by artist Sherrill Roland. Best known for his Jumpsuit Project, in which Roland enters museum and gallery spaces in his former prison jumpsuit, this work represents a departure into object-based art making. Roland collages and paints issues of Art Forum magazine that he collected while in prison, exposing the disparities in the fine art world and the American prison system.

Community Conversation with Sherrill Roland
Saturday, April 21, 4pm

Join the Black On Black Project and Artspace in Raleigh on Saturday, April 21 at 4 pm for the opening reception of artfor(us) and a Community Conversation with artist Sherrill Roland (The Jumpsuit Project) as he discusses his latest body work, artfor(us).

The event is free but please register using the Eventbrite link so we can anticipate attendance –

Spoken Word Response with Dasan Ahanu
Thursday May 10, 7pm

Join poet, writer and educator Dasan Ahanu and the Black On Black Project for a Spoken Word performance Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. inside Artspace in downtown Raleigh. The program will be a response to “artfor(us),” the latest art exhibition from Sherrill Roland.

The event is free but please register on Eventbrite –

Sherrill Roland
Sherrill Roland

Sherrill Roland holds both a BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His art challenges ideas around controversial social and political constructs, and generates a safe space to process, question, and share.Roland has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Studio Museum in Harlem. There have been many articles about Sherrill Roland, including ‘From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year’ written by Dec. 27, 2017 for New York Times in 2017.