Artist/curator Chris Christion featured on AFROPUNK.com
American social reformer and preacher Dr. Vernon Johns (1892 – 1965), considered by some as the father of the American Civil Rights Movement, was a man known rarely to mince his words. Assertive and unapologetic, he would display blunt and often controversial sermon titles on the exterior signage of his church (Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama) before services began. Now Southern California artist and curator Chris Christion has created a series of work using the titles of John's sermons, titled 'Sunday Service'; and these sermons written in the 40s are relevant now more than ever.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor