The New York Times Headline read: "For Jonathan Lydon Chase, Hair Is Rooted in Pride." The review of his show "City of Beauty" at Artists Space in New York City "considered how hair cutting, grooming and caregiving help create Black queer community." With bold expressions through the mediums of painting, paper, sculpture and installations, Chase centers Black, queer subjects in their visual art. Chase’s gift of utilizing the abstract to highlight and prioritize the LBGTQIA experience serves as a beautiful form of representation and soul stirring revelation. The Philadelphia native’s work has been featured in solo and group  exhibitions at New York’s The Whitney Museum of Art, Fabric Workshop Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and other fine institutions. —G.E.
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