Kevin Jerome Everson: A Studio Museum of Harlem favorite now at the Whitney Museum


This spring, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson, on view through September 18, 2011.

Some of Everson’s films are constructed from appropriated news and film footage, uncovering forgotten details of African-American life in the 1960s and ’70s.

Everson observes and explores race, sexuality, and economic circumstances with a “poetic unflinching eye”.

Kevin Jerome Everson works in film, painting, sculpture, and photography. His films depict details in the lives of people living and working in similar American communities.  

Kevin Jerome Everson (b. 1965) received his MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, Ohio Arts Council, and the Virginia Museum, an American Academy Rome Prize, grants from Creative Capital and the Mid-Atlantic, residencies at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Yaddo, and MacDowell Colony, and numerous university fellowships.

Everson has made five features and over seventy short-form films. His photographs, paintings, sculptures, and films have been exhibited internationally at museums and art institutions including the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York   His films have also screened at various international festivals, including Sundance.

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