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Artist Talk: Kevin Jerome Everson: films
June 2 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMFree
THE JACK W. AND SALLY D. EICHELBERGER FOUNDATION VIDEO GALLERY
The Contemporary Dayton is honored to present a selection of films by Mansfield, Ohio born, and internationally acclaimed artist Kevin Jerome Everson. Directing his lens at the lives of Black Americans, he creates poetic narratives of family, work, struggle and celebration. The film scholar and companion of the artist, Greg de Cuir, Jr., describes Everson’s work as driven by “the concern to record everyday Black experience.” Using only a 16mm camera, Everson also considers the materiality of analog film and its capacity to reproduce reality while still capturing observations of universal phenomena such as the horizon, the cosmos, time and the play of light.
Everson’s films have been screened at MOCA, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Centre Pompidou, Paris.