DCCC Art Gallery hosts Rico Gatson: Power Portraits

“Chuck 2017” by Rico Gatson. Image courtesy of DCCC Art Gallery

The college’s Art Gallery is honored to present Rico Gatson: Power Portraits, an online version of the Spring 2020 exhibition shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31, 2020.

Gatson’s multidisciplinary artwork celebrates the accomplishments of major Black American cultural and political figures. Power Portraits features examples from Gatson’s Icon series, a group of collages in which Gatson depicts Black creators and politicians using stylistic strategies from the Constructivist movements and Byzantine icon paintings.

With subjects ranging from Toni Morrison and Nikki Giovanni to Medgar Evers and Barack Obama, Gatson’s art historical and cultural references combine to produce multilayered portraits of contemporary Black heroes.


Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough with Curator Olivia Gruber Florek

Join gallery staff Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 11-11:30 a.m. for a guided virtual walkthrough of the Rico Gatson: Power Portraits exhibition with the exhibition’s curator.

The walkthrough, which was filmed prior to when the physical exhibition was dismantled in March, will be accompanied with a live narration and conversation with curator and art historian Olivia Gruber Florek. 

For more information, visit dccc.edu/power-portraits

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