Fri, March 22, 12:00pm
Juror Presentation: Kevin Jerome Everson
Kevin Jerome Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. They focus on gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent. Everson will present a program of recent films including Rhinoceros, and several films from his Mississippi series.
Kevin Jerome Everson is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has completed six feature films and more than 80 short films in addition to paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations and photographs. Everson’s work was featured in the 2008 and 2012 Whitney Biennials and was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2011. Everson has received numerous fellowships, awards, residencies and grants from the Guggenheim, NEA, Creative Capital , Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, the 2012 Alpert Award among many others. His artwork and films have been exhibited internationally at museums, and art institutions including the Centre Pompidou, MoMA; REDCAT; Cleveland Museum of Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Armand Hammer Museum; The Wexner Center of the Arts; and the Whitechapel Gallery. Everson’s films have screened at many international film festivals including AFI, Sundance, Rotterdam, Courtisane, CPH:DOX, Media City, and Ann Arbor, among many others.
Films courtesy of the artist; Trilobite-Arts-DAC and Picture Palace Pictures