Exhibition

Edgar Arceneaux

Dec 01 2017 — Mar 25 2018
Dec 02 — Mar 25
11AM–Close
$10
Description
Los Angeles–based artist and YBCA 100 honoree Edgar Arceneaux explores historical patterns around race and representation through drawings, installations, and theater.

At YBCA, the artist experiments with the exhibition as a format of presentation. Until, Until, Until… (2015–17) is a multi-media video installation as well as a live action play—written, staged, and directed by Arceneaux—that revisits a controversial performance by Ben Vereen at Ronald Reagan’s inauguration. Complementing this work, Library of Black Lies (2016) is a large-scale sculpture and labyrinth containing a collection of crystallized books—from dictionaries, to encyclopedias, to novels—presenting variants on African American history.

Until, Until, Until… will be performed live in the gallery space on February 22–24, 2018.

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Artist Bio
Edgar Arceneaux

Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972, Los Angeles) is an artist working in the media of drawing, sculpture, and performance, whose works often explore connections between historical events and present-day truths. He played a seminal role in the creation of the Watts House Project, a redevelopment initiative to remodel a series of houses around the Watts Towers, serving as director from 1999 to 2012. His work has been featured at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New York; and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, among other venues. Arceneaux lives and works in Pasadena, California.

Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

Edgar Arceneaux is supported, in part, by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

YBCA Exhibitions 2017–2018 are made possible in part by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Panta Rhea Foundation, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, and United Airlines.

YBCA Programs 2017–2018 are made possible, in part, by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 2017–2018: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

Lead Image: Edgar Arceneaux, Until, Until, Until…, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photographs by Robert Wedemeyer.