More Than An XY is a collaborative project created by Marlon Cole of forFATHERS project and Gabrielle Smith of The:nublk to create a visual tribute to Black Fathers and Positive Male Role Models. Although we’ve been raised in different parts of the world the issue surrounding the role of fathers in our community was one that resonated for both of us.
While we know that you can’t congratulate someone for something they’re supposed to do we want- ed to pay tribute to the men in our lives and those in our community. Too often the media focuses on the negative side so we decided to challenge that and offer an alternative that we know many can relate to.
For more information about the project, if you’re an artist interested in submitting your work for our next exhibition or if you’re interested in having this exhibition in your city we’d love to hear from firstname.lastname@example.org