Your face is / is not enough, 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable.

Loaded Histories/Real Experiences: A Conversation with Kevin Beasley

A multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes sculpture, installation, sound, and performance, Kevin Beasley caught the attention of the art world with I Want My Spot Back (shown at the Museum of Modern Art in 2012), a work that remixed 1990s rap acappellas. Steeped in hip-hop culture and art history, his work engages with issues of identity and the body. His practice is deeply rooted in particular places and experiences–family land in Valentines, Virginia; the American South; and adolescent travels between Lynchburg, Virginia, and New York City. Using found materials–Air Jordans, an antique cotton gin motor, clothing items, and spliced tape, which he often combines with resin, polyurethane foam, and other binders–Beasley critically unpacks historical and political narratives. His work is currently on view at the ICA Boston through August 26, 2018….see the entire article in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.