Theaster Gates (LF ’11) Solo Exhibit at MOCA, LA

Theaster Gates: An Epitaph for Civil Rights, a solo exhibit of the work of Theaster Gates (LF ’11), is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Read the full article in the New York Times.
The first West Coast solo museum exhibition from Chicago-based artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, this presentation of mixed-media sculptures and installation works uses a Black non-aesthetic to explore urban blight and the potency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, in May 1963, when hundreds of demonstrators were violently hazed by the county’s police and fire departments.