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March First Friday at the UT Downtown Gallery

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present, Open Ended: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson.

With a sense of place and historical research, Kevin Jerome Everson’s films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent. The conditions are usually physical, social-economic circumstances or weather. Instead of standard realism he favors a strategy that abstracts everyday actions and statements into theatrical gestures, in which archival footage is re-edited or re-staged, real people perform fictional scenarios based on their own lives and historical observations intermesh with contemporary narratives. The films suggest the relentlessness of everyday life—along with its beauty—but also present oblique metaphors for art-making.

This event is free and open tho the public.

Downtown Gallery
College of Arts & Sciences

Manager: Mike C. Berry
106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-673-0802

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