Sophia Dawson, ‘Panther Cubs’, 2011, Richard Beavers Gallery

Signature: Front

Panther Cubs is inspired by a documentary by the same name being developed by Ksisay Sadiki. Ksisay is the daughter of Kamau Sadiki, current US held political prisoner currently serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. Kamau was Assata Shakur's co-defendant and is the father of her child. He won his case back in the 1980's and lived a free life until Assata Shakur was placed on the FBI's most wanted list with a $1,000,000 bounty on her head. Because Kamau did not cooperate with the FBI to bring Assata back from Cuba, he was arrested and charged with a crime from the 1970s. Ksisay's "Panther Cubs" documentary aims to share her story and the story of other Panther children whose parents have similar experiences.

About Sophia Dawson

Jamaican, b. 1981, Brooklyn, NY, United States, based in Brooklyn, NY, United States

Group Shows

Jamaica's National Gallery, 
Kingston, Jamaica,
Jamaica's National Gallery Biennial
Fountain Art Fair, 
New York, NY, United States,
69th Regiment Armory / Rush Arts Gallery
Corridor Gallery, 
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
All Power to the People
Dumbo Arts Center, 
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
New York, NY, United States,
Wet Paint