Friday, October 20, 2006

Glen Ligon @ The Warhol

This is a heads up about the Glen Ligon show at the Warhol. Glen is an artist who has shown a lot over a lot of years- but this kind of comprehensive survey is important. Glen for a while showed in the same gallery that I did in NY, but I have to admit to not knowing his work as well as I should. His work is not simple- let's just say that.

Glenn Ligon: Some Changes @ Andy Warhol MuseumSeptember 30, 2006 - December 31, 2006 This major exhibition of the work of American artist Glenn Ligon surveys the breadth of the artist's oeuvre over the past 17 years and includes more than 50 paintings, sculptures, prints, videos and installation works. By appropriating a wide range of material - from literary texts, to nineteenth century slave narratives, to the jokes of comedian Richard Pryor - Ligon explores how his own identity is shaped by the social and political narratives of American culture, past and present.

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