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The Boxing Gym
The Boxing Gym / 36 Street

Through performance, photographs and video, de'Angelo Dia and Shaun El C. Leonardo explore the hype and demise of one boxer, examining the media and public’s contradictory desire to build up our heroes (specifically our athletes of color) only to see them torn down. This boxer, once headed toward glory, is now a man who clearly did not live up to his potential. Photographed in the gym where he once trained, he and his environment are now a mere shell of the macho grandeur, aggression and intensity they once symbolized.

*Jessica Masanotti