ARTIST TALK FROM THE 94th ANNUAL SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Ron Tarver: An Overdue Conversation With My Father
Tarver reimagines the African American experience in the U.S. under Jim Crow, as interpreted through the lens of his father Richard Tarver, a photographer who captured this community in Fort Gibson, OK during the 1940s and 50s. Looking back at his father's archive and appropriating its imagery, Tarver reworks them to reflect on the history of the tight-knit African American community in Fort Gibson, re-presenting its triumphs and tribulations.
Image: Ron Tarver, Hello Darling, 2017https://www.facebook.com/events/210222590013271/