Rashaad Newsome / Icon
October 9, 2015 – February 21, 2016
PAMELA BASS-BOOKEY AND HARRY BOOKEY GALLERY, LOWER RICHARD MEIER BUILDING
Single-channel is a program dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of important single-channel video by contemporary artists. Each series is dedicated to a specific theme explored in unexpected and surprising ways by artists from around the world. The exhibition format presents one video for approximately 12 weeks.
In Icon, Rashaad Newsome constructs a spinning, glittering world into which various dancers seduce the viewer. Drawing from pop culture and art history, the artist plays with ideas of status, power, and desirability. Combining moving bodies, jewels, stylish clothing, and baroque architecture, Icon is a bling collage that moves to an aggressive, danceable beat.
Single-channel 5: Dance is organized by Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter.
Learn more about the Art Center's single-channel program.