Episode No. 493 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Buck Ellison and curator Lewis Tanner Moore.
Buck Ellison is included in “Made in LA 2020: a vision,” the fifth iteration of the Hammer Museum’s biennial. The exhibition, curated by Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler with the Hammer’s Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, opens to the general public on April 17 at both the Hammer and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Gardens. Online and offsite projects by Larry Johnson and Kahlil Joseph, Ligia Lewis, and Justen LeRoy on view now.
Ellison is a photographer whose work often engages the social codes (and excesses) of whiteness. “Living Trust,” his first monograph, investigates the presentation of white privilege, often through staged and performed pictures. It won the 2020 Paris Photo-Aperture First Photobook of the Year Award.
On the second segment, Lewis Tanner Moore discusses painter Louis Sloan, whose work is on view in “Barriers and Disparities: Housing in America” at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Sloan had a long, celebrated career as a painter, teacher and conservator in Philadelphia. Moore curated a survey of Sloan’s work at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2008.
Air date: April 15, 2021.