On view through June 20, 2021
Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison examines how knowledge is constructed and legitimized through work that includes video, sculpture, installation, and sound. Sensus Plenior is a study of language, gesture, and movement through the practice of pantomime in the Black church. The video features Reverend Susan Webb, leader of the Master Mime Ministry of Harlem, engaging in a sequence of choreographed gestures. By transforming the language of gospel songs into physical movements, Webb uses her body to channel the meaning and mystery of the Word.
Presented in conjunction with Urban Video Project’s exhibition Steffani Jemison: Figure 8, which runs from April 15 through June 5, 2021.
On view through July 4, 2021
On view through August 8, 2021
Although known primarily for her lustrous ceramic vessels, legendary artist Beatrice Wood was a prolific drawer with a penchant for depicting sidelong glances and body language between couples (and thruples!). Particularly relevant during a pandemic that will long be remembered for social distancing, Tête-à-Tête-à-Tête is a celebration of Wood’s uncanny ability to capture the inherent drama of social interactions with a few deft strokes of her pen.
On view through November 21, 2021
After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color. Beyond the Blue is presented in collaboration with Art Macao 2021, an annual celebration of the arts on the island of Macao, a popular tourist destination near Hong Kong. In addition to a physical exhibition at the Everson, these works will be shared digitally with millions of visitors to Art Macao, an international art festival presented in museums, hotels, and other popular tourist destinations near Hong Kong.