1110 Dundas St. W. Downtown, Canada
Jon Henry’s Stranger Fruit Comes to Toronto

Jon Henry's Stranger Fruit Comes to Toronto

A Profound Exploration of Racial Injustice and Intimate Trauma

The highly anticipated Canadian premiere of Jon Henry’s powerful exhibition, Stranger Fruit, has arrived in Toronto. Hosted by Youthful Vengeance, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of the city at 1110 Dundas St. W., this exhibition promises to be a profound and timely exploration of racial injustice and its intimate impact.

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Mark Your Calendars: Opening Reception on June 8

Mark your calendars for the opening reception on June 8, from 8 pm to midnight. It promises to be a memorable night with a chance to meet and mingle with the artist Jon Henry, offering a first look at Henry’s powerful body of work. Registration for a free ticket is required, so be sure to secure your spot. This inaugural event is an opportunity to engage with the artist and be a part of a important conversation that this exhibition evokes.

Stranger Fruit: The Weight of Absence, A Thought-Provoking Exploration

Stranger Fruit will be on display from June 8 to July 31 edited and curated in Deirdre McIntosh’s approach. Henry’s contemporary photography series confronts the issue of police brutality against African-American men and sheds light on the trauma inflicted on their families. His unique and powerful reimagination of the Pietà, a classic artistic motif, exposes the intimate grief and pain of mothers and families affected by this systemic injustice. In McIntosh’s ‘Stranger Fruit: The Weight of Absence’, she plays with the imagery of motherhood, family, and home.

Read the curator’s foreword.

Gallery Hours and Accessibility

The gallery is committed to making this exhibition accessible to a wide audience.

Our hours accommodate various schedules:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9 am-5 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 am-7 pm

Be sure to visit during these hours to experience Stranger Fruit and engage with this important dialogue.


Sponsors of Jon Henry’s Stranger Fruit: The Weight of Absence

Collective Arts Ontario

GTA Imaging

Postering Toronto

Youthful Vengeance

Vengeful Friends

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