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Never Quite Like This Before: Fifteen Years of Gatson

by Hannah Daly
In Three Trips Around The Block, Exit Art presents a fifteen-year retrospective of New York-based Rico Gatson. Through video, sculpture, and paintings, the show traces the evolution of Gatson’s work. There is a particular urgency invoked by showing a retrospective of Gatson’s oeuvre at this specific Obama-era moment. With a national vocabulary entrenched in misappropriations of concepts like post-race, colorblindness, and post-Blackness, we find ourselves coming up empty handed. There is no language that really crawls into the interconnected nuances of contemporary racial tectonics, no tongue... [more]
Posted by Hannah Daly on 10/2/11
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ART IN REVIEW; Homomuseum -- Heroes and Monuments

ART IN REVIEW; Homomuseum -- Heroes and Monuments By HOLLAND COTTER Published: June 24, 2005 Exit Art 475 10th Avenue, at 36th Street Chelsea Through July 30 With multiculturalist monuments to all kinds of minorities in place, how about a National Gay Hall of Fame, celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered culture? That's the idea, or fantasy, behind ''Homomuseum: Heroes and Monuments.'' And it should be said right away that the title and theme are the most provocative features of a show that, despite its virtues, feels frustratingly mild man... [more]
Posted by Chris Arabadjis on 6/24/05