Spraypaint on plywood
Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Anne and Jack Wilson
Jerry Rosembert-Moise is a Haitian street artist. His socially engaged graffiti draws on the playful style of mid-century Haitian painting to create a critical yet hopeful commentary on contemporary Haitian life. This work also reflects the influence of the late-twentieth-century graffiti movement and global hip-hop culture. Working under the artist name "Jerry," and usually at night, he has animated the buildings, walls, and streets of several Haitian cities. Jerry also works on canvas and has shown his work at galleries in Haiti and the United States. He aims to offer help and hope to those around him through his insightful and uplifting imagery, and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is delighted to present this mural in a permanent installation on the fourth floor of Fairchild Hall.
This mural was created as part of the Haiti and Dartmouth at the Crossroads symposium held at Dartmouth College in February 2013. In contrast to his usual working conditions, Jerry executed this work in front of an audience, accompanied by musicians from the Haitian band Lakou Mizik. He completed this large-scale mural in less than five hours.
The mural depicts a young woman immersed in traditional Rara music, cherishing the enjoyment and spirit of collectivity she associates with the music's welcoming sounds. Its vibrant colors and sense of movement highlight Jerry's characteristic energy and optimism.
Last Updated: 5/22/14