Glenn Ligon – 19 September to 23 November 2014
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm; Wednesdays late, 10am – 9pm; closed Mondays.
Pioneering artist Glenn Ligon (b.USA, 1960) works across different media, including painting, neon lights, installations, videos and printing, to critically explore race and homosexuality throughout American heritage. He is best known for his text-based paintings, which draw on the writings and speech of diverse figures including Jean Genet, Zora Neale Hurston, Jesse Jackson, and Richard Pryor.
Ligon draws from American history, literature, and society to recontextualise the legacies of specific texts, modern painting and more recent conceptual artworks, whilst reflecting on his own artistic origins.
Camden Arts Centre is a venue for contemporary visual art and education, where ideas are made visible and people of all ages and abilities can engage in the creative process of making art.
Camden Arts Centre’s pioneering and varied programme of artist-led courses and other education activities has gained an international reputation as a model of good practice. It is known as a forward-thinking organisation where artists and others can see, make and talk about art.
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