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Selections from Whitfield Lovell’s ”Kin” Series

These are selections from Whitfield Lovell’s ”Kin” series. Lovell is a NY born artist and MacArthur Genius award winner (2007), known for his thought-provoking images of African Americans from the 19th to early 20th centuries. View more of Lovell’s work in the archive.

Whitfield Lovell: Deep River opens at the Hunter Museum of American Art May 17-October 3, 2013.  The exhibition will feature works from the last five years, including his intricate charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects, mixed media drawings from his ongoing “Kin” series, and a site-specific installation created by Lovell during his spring 2013 residency at the Museum, which will explore ideas of memory, identity, freedom and passage. There will be an artist talk at the museum on May 17th at 6pm.

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Ellen Gallagher-Isaac from the series DeLuxe (2004-5)

“This idea of repetition and revision is central to my working process—this idea of stacking and layering and building up densities and recoveries. He’s been altered in a way that the-character-that-is-now-my-conscripted Isaac Hayes should be altered to be in my lexicon.”
—Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, currently featured for 100 Artists, is seen here at Two Palms Press in New York working on Isaac from her series DeLuxe (2004–2005), as featured in our Season 3 episode, Play (2005).

The artist’s printmaking process involved multiple techniques—including lithography, tattoo engraving, and laser-cutting—and materials such as crystals, gold leaf, velvet, and plasticine.

WATCH: Ellen Gallagher in Play [available in the U.S. only] | Exclusive: Ellen Gallagher: Master Printer Craig Zammiello

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 3 episode, Play, 2005. Segment: Ellen Gallagher. © Art21, Inc. 2005.

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Charl Landvreugd - Atlantic Transformerz (2010)
Charl Landvreugd is a dutch artist, born in Suriname but raised in Rotterdam. He studied at Goldsmith College in London and Columbia University in New York. This image is a still from his video piece Atlantic Transformerz. Inspired by the African Diaspora in Amsterdam, it unites the four continents around the Atlantic Ocean.

Charl Landvreugd - Atlantic Transformerz (2010)

Charl Landvreugd is a dutch artist, born in Suriname but raised in Rotterdam. He studied at Goldsmith College in London and Columbia University in New York. This image is a still from his video piece Atlantic Transformerz. Inspired by the African Diaspora in Amsterdam, it unites the four continents around the Atlantic Ocean.