History Lessons; Clandestine

Rico Gatson

Apr 22 – May 28, 2004

Rico Gatson

Circle painting mandala, 2004 (detail)

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Rico Gatson will exhibit two multimedia installations, History Lessons and Clandestine, that include video, paintings, and sculpture. Referencing events and the power of movies, Gatson links points of history in the twentieth century that have affected all Americans, especially the black population. In his previous videos, Gatson has reworked excerpts from Hollywood films to uncover unacknowledged racial stereotypes within a world of make-believe. With his new installations, he has created works that range in subject matter from racial politics to secrecy, lies, death, and war.
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Rico Gatson

Untitled (black dots), 2004

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Untitled (black dots), 2004

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Iterations of the Cross, 1 of 5, 2002

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Iterations of the Cross, 2 of 5, 2002

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Diamond Circle Cross (detail), 2004

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Separatist Celebration, 2004

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Video still, History Lessons, 2004--10

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Video still, History Lessons, 2004--13

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Video still, History Lessons, 2004--15

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Video still, History Lessons, 2004--7

History Lessons

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History Lessons

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History Lessons

installation view

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History Lessons

installation view

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History Lessons

installation view

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History Lessons

installation view

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History Lessons

installation view

1 2 3 4 5

History Lessons

installation view

1 2 3 4 5

History Lessons

installation view

1 2 3 4 5

History Lessons

installation view

1 2 3 4 5

History Lessons

installation view