Everson up-close artist series
Joins us for a series of artist talks and demonstrations inspired by our latest exhibition, Who What When Where.
On view through August 22, Who What When Where is a provocative exhibition that poses questions about how narratives are constructed, interpreted, and revised relative to time, place, and positions of power. Who is writing history? What factors determine which stories get told? When does reality become a construct of perception? Where does our lived experience collide with that of others? Spanning a variety of media and decades, Who What When Where features works by more than fifty artists and introduces several recent acquisitions that bring new and needed perspectives to the Everson’s collection.
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Speakers and Dates
Peter B. Jones: Conserving An Ancient Art
Who: Peter B. Jones is a clay artist of the Onondaga Nation in New York State. He returned to his homeland in 1977 after studying at the Institute of American Indian Art and has since worked to bring Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) pottery back to life in his home communities by teaching classes and workshops. Along with his work, Peter will discuss how he’s been able to connect with his ancestors through the study of their pottery and why so important to revive this ancient practice.
What: Along with his work, Peter will discuss how he’s been able to connect with his ancestors through the study of their pottery making and the reasons it is so important for him to revive this ancient practice.
When: Thursday, June 10, 6:00pm
Carrie Mae Weems: Who What When Where – The Works That Inspired The Exhibition
Who: Artist Carrie Mae Weems work spans images, text, film, and performance. She is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art.
What: Who What When Where centers around a photographic series of the same name by Carrie Mae Weems. This seminal work, first exhibited in 1998 in Weems’ solo exhibition at the Everson, features four large format photographs printed on canvas, each combining text with a single image that references one of the foundational elements of narrative. Weems will discuss this piece in the context of the current climate in which perception is reality and misinformation has become a pervasive force in our lives.
When: Thursday, August 12, 6:00pm