When: Thu., Jan. 10, 7 p.m. 2013
Glenn Ligon is known for his resonant works that explore issues of race, sexuality, representation, and language. Both as a source of imagery and a means of addressing the politics of representation, he frequently incorporates evocative quotations from culturally charged and historically relevant material. Working in a variety of media, including paint, neon, installation, video, and print, Ligon's oeuvre surveys America's cultural legacies and situates them in contemporary life. His work is currently on view in the Fast Forward exhibition and in our permanent-collection modern and contemporary galleries.