Thursday, September 8, 2011

EVENT: Kevin Jerome Everson / Artist Talk and Screening / Whitney Museum / September 8, 2011

Kevin Jerome Everson, production still from The Equestrians, 2011. Super 8 film, color and black-and-white, silent; 12 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist and Picture Palace Pictures.


Artist Kevin Jerome Everson works in a variety of media, including film, painting, sculpture, and photography, exploring aspects of everyday life. Some of his films are constructed from appropriated news and film footage, bringing to light forgotten details of the experiences of African-Americans from the Great Migration to life in the 1960s and '70s. Everson, whose work was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, approaches the topics of race, sexuality, and economic conditions in observant and insightful ways. his latest exhibition at the Whitney Museum, More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson, explores his interest in labor and its relationship to class, identity, and the human body. Join the Whitney Museum for a conversation with the artist and curator Chrissie Iles. A screening of Everson's latest project will follow the talk.

This program is free; registration is recommended.

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