"Open Wide Your Hand"
Featuring artwork by: Christopher Chinn & Jason Leith
- August 29 - October 4, 2022
- Green Art Gallery
- Hosted By: School of Fine Arts and Communication, The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery
- Open to: Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students
Cost and Admission
This event is free to attend.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’ — Deuteronomy 15:11 (ESV)
OPEN WIDE YOUR HAND presents new works by artists Christopher Chinn and Jason Leith. Pushing against the societal tendency to look the other way, both artists use their studio practices to directly and personally engage with those who are homeless in our local communities — presenting the people and their makeshift living spaces as worthy of our sustained attention. Their humbly generous and ennobling posture challenges viewers to reconsider assumptions
about the current homelessness crisis, its proximity and ubiquity, and reflects a more fully integrated view of the city to include those who are unhoused as our marginalized neighbors living in the shadows.
Featuring artwork by:
Christopher Chinn & Jason Leith
On view: August 29 - October 4, 2022
Gallery Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
See also the reception calendar event listing.
Monday thru Friday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Image credit: Echo Park (detail), 2022. By Christopher Chinn.
Contact Jeff Rau, Gallery Director at:
(562) 944-0351 ext.5738