Art-Past-Present #3

The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
June 6, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm 


Shadowlands, 2017, 8 x 16 feet, courtesy of Ken Gonzales-Day and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Gallery 

 Join us for the third installment of our discussion series as The Wende Museum invites contemporary artists to share their ideas about how the past gives meaning to the present. Chief Curator Joes Segal will moderate an interactive conversation with artist Ken Gonzales-Day and art advisor and independent curator Brenda G. Williams as they consider how interpreting the past informs the present.

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© Brenda G. Williams

Ken Gonzales-Day's interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from the lynching photograph to museum display. Gonzales-Day’s photographs have been exhibited at The Getty, LACMA, LAXART, The New Museum, Palais de Tokyo, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. His books include Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 (Duke) and Profiled (LACMA). Gonzales-Day is a professor at Scripps College and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 2017.

Brenda G. Williams is an art advisor and independent curator specializing in emerging contemporary artists. She works at UCLA in the department of Design | Media Arts and is an instructor at UCLA Extension, teaching the class “Contemporary Los Angeles Art.” Brenda is a board member on the Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation and Art Table, where she is the chair of emerging professionals.

This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.