Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins
August 27 – December 11, 2016
Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins will honor Adkins’ legacy and explore his influence as an artist, scholar, professor, colleague, and mentor at the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition is a work of collective memory—both spiritual and conceptual in nature—that draws on his 2002 ARG exhibition Darkwater: A Recital in 4 Dominions, Terry Adkins After W.E.B. Du Bois, and includes ten artists who have been deeply inspired by his artistic practice. These artists are: Jamal Cyrus, Nsenga Knight, Ernel Martinez, Matt Neff, Tameka Norris, Sean Riley, Jessica Slaven, Ivanco Talevski, Sarah Tortora and Wilmer Wilson.
Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins is curated by Dejáy B. Duckett, Associate Director and Associate Curator, Arthur Ross Gallery, in collaboration with Demetrius Oliver, artist and Penn alumnus (GFA ’04), the estate of Terry Adkins, Salon 94, and Merele Williams-Adkins.
During Darkwater Revival three artists will present performances in the Arthur Ross Gallery:
Performance conceived by Terry Adkins, performed by
Matthew Clayton, Harmonic Spheres
Thursday, September 8, 2016
5:30 – 8:00 PM (opening reception)
Sean Riley, Insoluble
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Ernel Martinez and Keir Johnston, Martyrs’ Day
Friday, December 2, 2016