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Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands

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This exhibit will be a concise survey of the artist’s career, including works from the Erased Lynching, Searching for California’s Hang Tree, and Run Up series.

Location: Minnesota Museum of American Art

Time: 11:00 AM

141 East 4th Street, Suite , St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research and writing that engage critically with art history and blends historical tragedies with current events. Using photography and video, he explores trauma and resistance as experienced and embodied by racially oppressed populations.  His most recent



 His most recent work draws parallels between historical lynchings and high profile cases of police brutality affecting communities of color today. The core of the Run Up series is a cinematic restaging of the 1920 lynching of Charles Valento. Utilizing details drawn from the coroner’s report and his own archival research, Gonzales-Day chose to focus on this particular event in order to draw attention to the police presence at the scene that tacitly condoned the extralegal violence.



Admission: Free

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Ken Gonzales-day: Shadowlands