Ken Gonzales-Day Profiled
Profiled Series: Untitled: Bust of an African Woman by Henry Weeks; marble, 1859; The J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles and Bust of Mm. Adélaïde Julie Mirleau de Newville, née Garnier d'Isle by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle; marble, 1750s; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2009 (printed 2017); Edition of 5 Archival ink on rag paper; 32 x 61 inches
In the Gallery
April 26 - May 28, 2021
Time: May 11, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 976 6588 224
About The Exhibition
In his Profiled project, artist and art historian, Ken Gonzales-Day has mined the collections of established museums such as J. Paul Getty and the Smithsonian, among others, photographing portrait busts in an exploration of Western assumptions about beauty and human value through the material legacies of slavery, colonialism, and white privilege. Gonzales-Day is an internationally known artist based in Los Angeles where he is a professor of art at Scripps College. His conceptual, research-based practice focuses on historically constructed systems of race and the limits of representational systems.
Visit the artist's website: https://kengonzalesday.com/
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Virtual Tour navigation:
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- Click and drag the image to pan around the room.
- Hover over and click on each piece for a closer view and label information (title, date, medium, etc).
- These views and the label windows can be closed by clicking the X in the upper right corner.
- The series that is comprised of several pieces is presented in a slideshow format, which can be advanced using the arrows on either side of the pop-up window.