TWIN African American brother artists Jerry and Terry Lynn are featured in their first solo New York show in Harlem at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Family stories, blues, jazz and church heavily influence their art. If you run, you can catch one more day with these amazing artists, Sunday, September 29, Noon-6pm. An Artists’ Talk is set for 2:30pm.
“We are honored to be here especially for our first solo New York show,” said twins, Jerry and Terry Lynn. “It is a blessing to be featured in the same building where our idols such as Aaron Douglas and Tanner are also on display,” said the Memphis natives.
At the Saturday opening talk aptly named “The Twin Effect” the audience was introduced to the inner world of twins by Harlem’s premiere twins, Mackey Twins Art Gallery owners, Karen and Sharon Mackey. In their greeting they explained being “driven, guided and directed by the spirit.” Naturally as twins, they had been following Terry and Jerry for quite a while. They believe that it was divine intervention that led them to finally connect. Sharon Mackey asked: “What are the chances that African-American twin sister art gallery owners would connect with African-American twin brother artists for a Harlem show?
Janell P. Hazelwood of blackenterprise.com facilitated the Artists’ Talk where the word “synergy” was heard often. How can twin brother artists paint simultaneously on the same canvas and know when it was complete? “I feel like I’m painting alone although he’s right there. We always agreed and accepted what the other created,” said Jerry. They tried to explain painting the same or similar elements on a canvas when away from each other. “This happens all the time. Synergy might be a way to explain it. But we also believe that our art has a lot to do with being twins and something in our heart and soul,” said Terry.
Come see for yourself. This unique twin brother art show actually features three artists: Jerry, Terry and TWIN (a trademark for artwork done together). Their painting styles are as seamless as their identical presence. Private collectors of TWINS include Kanye West, Yolanda Adams, Bob Johnson (BET), Earl Graves (Black Enterprise), Bryant Gumble (sportscaster) and more.