City Paper, November 24, 2015
Jeffrey Kent closes SubBasement Studios by Rebekah Kirkman
In paint-splattered, brown work boots, clean black jeans, and a black Andy Warhol T-shirt (neatly tucked in), Jeffrey Kent hops down a couple of steps into the main area of the dimly lit gallery. “Watch your step, everywhere in here,” he warns me.
Gay Life Magazine, 2013
Local Artist’s New Series Critiques Anti-Marriage Equality Sentiment by Querin Brown
…The vision for Jeffrey’s most recent series, Preach!, was sparked shortly after the 2008 presidential election. Kent was inspired by stories of the African-American voting statistics for California’s Proposition 8, a measure that banned gay marriage in the Golden State…
Juxta Positions, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 2012
Jeffrey Kent Show Argues for Marriage Equality as a Civil Right
Solo show curated by the Exhibition Development Seminar at MICA, Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent uses racially charged imagery to criticize what he sees as some of the opinions maintained within the black Christian community on marriage equality for same-sex couples.
The Chestertown Spy, 2014
Review: Jeffrey Kent and Warren Lyons at the Kohl by Mary McCoy
The show presents the work of two African-American artists, Jeffrey Kent of Baltimore and Warren Lyons who lives and works on Staten Island. It’s a stimulating juxtaposition. Kent, the younger of the two, creates mixed media paintings and sculptures full of color, activity and iconic images from the slave era to present.