No Justice—No Peace
• Níl Síochán gan Cheart

When History and Hope Collide
Kit De Fever and Oistin Mac Bride

Ireland is at a crossroads in its history. In a conflict that has claimed over 3,500 lives during the last 27 years, as well as tens of thousands of casualties and uncountable years spent in prison, no family has been untouched. In two exhibitions organized to contextualize the conflict and using visual art as a conduit to foster understanding and dialogue, the gallery presents the non-partisan Artist for Irish Peace's When History and Hope Collide, a collection of provocative and haunting photo murals by Kelvin Boyes, Oistin MacBride, and Kit De Fever with written statements by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney; John Hume, MP; President of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams; and poet Michael Longley, among others. Three billboards in locations around Los Angeles will also display images from the touring show for the duration of the exhibition at Track 16.


The second exhibition in No Justice - No Peace commemorates the victims of the notorious day in 1972 when paratroopers of the British Army opened fire on peaceful civil rights demonstrators killing 14 people and injuring many more. Fourteen large portrait banners from Derry City by artists Tom Kelly, Willy Kelly and Kevin Hesson depict each of the fourteen killed during the Bloody Sunday demonstration. Expanding on the importance of Bloody Sunday for the collective experience will be a documentary photography exhibition curated by Stephen Gargan, including well-known Magnum photographer, Gilles Perres, recently uncovered film footage of the demonstration, audiotapes, and personal memorabilia from families of the deceased.