Rico Gatson

Rico Gatson

Nov 17 – Dec 22, 2001

Rico Gatson

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Rico Gatson will present several large-scale video works based on popular Hollywood movies and black exploitation films. Projected as large as six by eight feet, the DVD videos consist of repeated three-minute loops, each an appropriated scene of recognizable iconography reworked by the artist. Using an array of cinematic editing techniques, Gatson explores the relationship between the clichés of cinema and embedded cultural systems of thinking. Hypnotic and visually arresting, the videos recreate the power of moviemaking while investigating the subtext of what our culture calls entertainment.
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Rico Gatson

Celebration 3, 2001

Rico Gatson

Celebration 3, 2001

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Rico Gatson

Jungle Jungle 3, 2001

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Rico Gatson

Gunplay 1, 2001

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Rico Gatson

Departure 1, 2001

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Rico Gatson

Fiery Cross, 2000

Rico Gatson

Flaming Hoods 2, 2000

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