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I See a Darkness: A Conversation with David R. Ibata

January 7 at 12:10 and 1:10
West Building Lecture Hall
David R. Ibata, artist; copyist and teaching artist for Art Around the Corner, National Gallery of Art, in conversation with Terence Washington, departments of academic programs and modern art, National Gallery of Art

Reflecting on the complexities of growing up in an American culture steeped in violence, Washington, DC–based artist David R. Ibata has created a new series of paintings focusing on the psyches of hardened men as an exploration of an ever-escalating violence and despair in the American spirit. In this conversation, part of the Works in Progress series at the National Gallery of Art, Gallery educator Terence Washington will discuss with Ibata his work and his influences in cinema, media, and painting, in an effort to make a particularly American darkness visible. This program is held in conjunction with the solo exhibition David Ibata: I See a Darkness, on view January 12 through February 23, 2019, at Transformer, a DC-based nonprofit that promotes emerging artists locally, nationally, and internationally.

Photograph by Donovan Gerald, courtesy of David R. Ibata

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