Paul Rucker: REWIND

Paul Rucker: REWIND

Event Type: exhibitions

On view: Feb 7 – Mar 7 Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm

Overview

Overview Paul Rucker: REWIND

EXHIBITION OPENINGS
JAN 30 - Resident Artist Group Exhibition:The Red Fantastic
FEB 7, 6-8pm - Paul Rucker: REWIND
FEB 21 - Creative Alliance Residents’ Open House

WORKSHOPS
FEB 14 & FEB 28 - Yoga & Live Music w/ Charm City Yoga and Paul Rucker
FEB 21 - Bread and Conversation and Creating Together: Responding To and Engaging with REWIND, led by Liz Lerman and Paul Rucker - please register
FEB 28 - Artist Talk

Rewind Website 

Paul Rucker’s solo exhibition REWIND visually embodies America’s uncomfortable history regarding issues of social justice through sculptural installations, text, quilts, animations, and special events that will occur throughout the course of the exhibition. Spanning both the main gallery, and Rucker’s own Studio 6 on the second floor of the Creative Alliance, REWIND re-envisions and re-imagines past historical events and alludes to their relationship with current issues of race and injustice in America. Examples include the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as the brutal slayings of Medgar Evers, Sean Bell, and Trayvon Martin.

Created over many years, REWIND represents the largest collection of Rucker’s work to-date and is a powerful catalyst for community discussion in light of the social violence that has permeated the international news media. Special to this exhibition, Rucker is creating a newspaper guide to give viewers descriptive access to the concept-driven visuals  as they encounter his work.

Several of these bodies of work include:

• Excessive Force: Rucker uses a gun to create works on paper representing individual deaths at the hands of police.

Storm in the Time of Shelter: a circle of Klan robes remade in various sizes and fabrics, such as military camouflage, surrounding a charred cross inscribed with hymns from the artists’ childhood.

Stories from the Trees: re-imagines vintage lynching postcards with animation and new composition

The Soundless Series: wood sculptures related to both well known and less well known civil rights deaths as well as significant events.

PROLIFERATION (video room): an animated map of the US prison system, as well as an animated map of slave density in the U.S. from 1778 to present day.

Final Words: the last words of victims circle the top of the gallery, presented as well in video with sonic accompaniment.

Throughout the exhibition, the artist will be on hand to facilitate discussion with visitors.

Paul Rucker is the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Artist in Residence and Research Fellow at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Resident Artist at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Rucker and this exhibition have been generously supported in part by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, Maryland Institute College of Art, Creative Alliance, and the MAP Fund. Additional support from the state of Washington was provided by Seattle Office of Arts, 4Culture, Conductive Garboil, Perrin and Associates Fine Violins, and Artist Trust.

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