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Sacramento artist Jupiter is celebrating his first local solo exhibition at Faith J. McKinnie Gallery. The gallery presents NGGR (pronounced N-G-G-R) now through January 2, 2022. The exhibit features 10 new works from the Sacramento-based painter.

Through his semi-abstracted figures, Jupiter transverses the deeply physical and emotional discomforts that Black people experience in America while turning his gaze onto who’s looking. This exhibition intends to criticize the White gaze on Black lives and reveal how it distorts the viewer’s perception. Through his use of line, color, and form, Jupiter has developed a style that is undeniably his own.

Jupiter is a self-taught painter. His work can be found in private collections throughout the United States, London and France, and has been included in Crocker Art Museum’s Art Auction, Verge Center for the Arts Auction, Long Beach Museum’s Art Auction, and several group shows including “We Are More Than A Moment” curated by Genevive Gaignard at MCLA Gallery 51.

Faith J. McKinnie Gallery is a contemporary art space located at 1610 R Street, near the Ice Block shops. Opened in 2021 by curator, writer, and critic Faith J. McKinnie, the commercial gallery champions underrepresented and marginalized queer artists and artists of color.

Gallery hours are Friday – Saturday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit