History Lessons; Clandestine

Rico Gatson

Apr 23 – May 29, 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

Rico Gatson

Untitled (black dots), 2004

Rico Gatson

Iterations of the Cross, 1 of 5, 2002

Rico Gatson

Iterations of the Cross, 2 of 5, 2002

Rico Gatson

Diamond Circle Cross (detail), 2004

Rico Gatson

Separatist Celebration, 2004

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Video still, History Lessons, 2004--10

Rico Gatson

Video still, History Lessons, 2004--13

Rico Gatson

Video still, History Lessons, 2004--15

Rico Gatson

Video still, History Lessons, 2004--7

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