Light Work’s Urban Video Project (UVP) is pleased to present a special screening indoor of Kevin Jerome Everson’s feature-length film Erie and additional recent short works at the Everson Museum of Art on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Kevin Jerome Everson will join us in-person for a Q&A following the screening. Reception follows.
FREE & OPEN to the public.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Kevin Jerome Everson: Grand Finale at UVP’s outdoor architectural projection venue on the Everson Museum Plaza from Novemer 9-December 23, 2017.
About the Works
Ears, Nose and Throat
2016 | TRT: 10:00 | 16mm transferred to digital | b&w
This short documentary of a young African American woman is made of two parts – the titular doctor’s visit, which finds she has a malformed vocal cord which will cause her to grow hoarser as time passes, and the woman’s oral history of witnessing a shooting on her block – interwoven together in image and sound. This clean portraiture offers a lucid approach to an idea of considerable force. Everson both stretches and collapses the distance between the human body as a site for perception and the body as a physical thing that can be damaged. (Daniel Kasman)
2010 | TRT: 81:00 | 16mm transferred to digital | b&w
Erie consists of a series of single take 16mm shots in and around communities near Lake Erie, including Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Cleveland and the artist’s hometown of Mansfield, Ohio. The scenes relate to Black migration from the South to the North, realities affecting workers and factories in the automobile industry; contemporary conditions, theater, and famous art objects.
Filmed during summer 2009 residency at Hallwalls, Buffalo with assistance from a grant the Mid –Atlantic Foundation for the Arts.
This will be the CNY premiere of both Erie and Ears, Nose and Throat.
About the Artist
Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965) was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His films have been the subject of mid-career retrospectives at the Viennale (2014); Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland (2012), The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2011) and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009). His work was featured at the 2013 Sharjah Biennial and was included in at the 2008, 2012, and 2017 Whitney Biennials. Museum retrospectives include Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea (Feb. 2017) and Tate Modern, London, UK (Fall 2017).
His work has screened widely in film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, Berlin, New York, Ann Arbor, AFI, Oberhausen; and in cinemas, galleries, and museums, including Whitechapel, London; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Museum of Modern Art, New York; & REDCAT, Los Angeles.
Everson was awarded the American Academy Rome Prize in 2001 and the Alpert Award for Film/Video in 2012. He has been an artist-in-residence at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, Ohio Arts Council, and the Virginia Museum as well as numerous university fellowships. He is the recipient of grants from Creative Capital and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Visit the artist’s website.