Who What When Where
On view through August 22, 2021
The Everson Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition Who What When Where centers around a photographic series of the same name by internationally acclaimed Syracuse-based artist 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.
Using Weems’ work as a framing device, Who What When Where explores how images are interpreted through the subjective lens of identity, place, and time, and the impact of personal perspective, lived experience, and belief systems that each viewer brings to bear. Perhaps the power of our own lived “story” is as strong an influence on our experience of these images as the content of the images themselves.
Who What When Where features works across media drawn from the Everson’s permanent collection that probe these four questions from the artists’ points of view. Several of the works included are new acquisitions and reflect the Everson’s commitment to increasing access to the work of underrepresented artists, including women and artists of color.
Everson Up-Close Artist Series
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Greenham Common And The Summer of 1983
Ehren Tool: A Different Kind Of Mission with Guest Omar Columbus
David MacDonald: Vessels For The Human Spirit
Carrie Mae Weems
Who, What, When, Where, 1998
Digital photographs printed on canvas with color pigment
84 x 66 inches each
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase 1998.13.a-d
Bang Bang, You Dead! (from the series Not Crazy), 2018
Fabric, 43 x 43 inches
Museum purchase, Deaccession Fund, 2020.13
Breach #2, 2016
Ceramic on wood pallet, 36 x 36 x 48 inches
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, Deaccession Fund, 2020.15
Black Gloves, Gods’ Eyes, 2020
Gouache and graphite on tea stained paper, 48 x 31½ inches
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, Deaccession Fund, 2020.16
Protest Shield #2, 2020
Earthenware, nails, and mixed media, 20 x 20 x 12 inches
Museum purchase, Deaccession Fund, 2020.14.
Photo credit: Jamie Young.
Dawn Williams Boyd
Waiting for Medgar, Jackson, MS 1963, 2004
Mixed media, 80 x 56½ inches
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, Deaccession Fund, 2020.11