The Contemporary Dayton is honored to present a selection of films by Mansfield, OH born and internationally exhibited artist Kevin Jerome Everson.
In Everson's films, for which he uses only a 16mm camera, he directs the lens at the lives of Black Americans, creating poetic narratives of family, work, struggle and celebration. The film scholar and companion of the artist, Greg de Cuir, Jr., describes Everson’s work as driven by “the concern to record everyday Black experience”. Everson’s work also considers the materiality of analog film and its capacity to reproduce reality while still capturing observations of universal phenomena such as the horizon, the cosmos, time and the play of light.
Opening Night / Friday, April 14
Members Preview 5-6 pm / Public Reception 6-8 pm
Everson Artist Talk / Friday, June 2, 6:30 pm
Kevin Jerome Everson: films will be showing at The Contemporary Dayton from April 14 through July 2, 2023.
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