Late Nights at the Whitney
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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. Kevin Jerome Everson was joined in conversation by curator Chrissie Iles. Following the talk, Everson screened films from his latest project, the Tombigbee Chronicles.