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Marc-Antoine Gaston, earned an MFA at Rutgers University in 1987, where he studied with Martha and Melvin Edwards. His work encompasses many of the political issues surrounding Haiti and the United States. It combines a realist academic style with surrealist abstraction. He has held exhibitions at Montclair State College, New Jersey, the Black & White In Color Gallery in the Bronx and Walter Hall Gallery at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Gaston is currently a painting instructor at Union Township Adult School in New Jersey.
This painting describes the struggle of people of color for peace and equality in this society. We are constantly being monitored and harassed even in our own neighborhoods. We watch sons and brothers die needlessly in the street. We scream for justice to no avail.