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Department ofArt and Art History

Ken Gonzales-Day

Ken Gonzales-Day

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building

Reception: 5:00-6:45pm
Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
1st-floor Lobby

Artist Talk: November 1, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm
de Saisset Museum, Auditorium

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the de Saisset Museum as part of the quarterly Artist Lecture Series.

Ken Gonzales-Day

Ken Gonzales-Day, Democracies can fall...
Photographed by Clifford Pickett and Alyssa Meadows, Nashville, 2018

Ken Gonzales-Day is a Los Angeles-based artist whose interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construction of race and the limits of representational systems, which range from lynching photographs to museum displays. This exhibition, curated by SCU Senior Lecturer Renee Billingslea, draws from his widely-acclaimed Erased Lynching series (2006). This series, and his book, Lynching In The West: 1850-1935 (2006), has slowly transformed our understanding of racialized violence in the United States and raised awareness of the history of lynching in California.

More info on the artist: kengonzalesday.com

Exhibition and Opening Reception Photos>>

The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.

In compliance to ADA/504, please direct your accommodation request to Mitch Grieb at mfgrieb@scu.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event.


Ken Gonzales-Day is the keynote speaker for the 2019 SPE (Society for Photographic Education) West/Southwest Chapter Conference, November 1-3, 2020 held at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Join us for a conference co-hosted by the West and Southwest Chapters of SPE and the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, in which we will explore how photography is used to challenge injustice, pursue social equality, and advance human right through creative skills in order to inspire social movements, to witness, to resist oppression, to pose the difficult questions, and to stimulate debate and awareness about critical social issues.

Conference Dates: November 1-3, 2019
Santa Clara University
Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building

Reception: 5:00-6:45pm
Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
1st-floor Lobby

Keynote: From Absence to Unseen: 7:00-8:00pm
de Saisset Museum, Auditorium

Featured Speakers Ryan AndersonBarbara BoissevainPete BrookDonna BrownEdgard BuenasTamara CedréAmanda DahlgrenPablo DelanoMartha Díaz AdamTracy FishKatie FitzgeraldLindsay GodinCharlotta Maria HauksdottirVictoria Mara HeilweilRon HermanDan HerreraScott HintonSant KhalsaIsabella La Rocca GonzálezKen MarchionnoShanna MerolaClifford PunAlana RiosRebecca RomaniCorey ScalesLeah SchretenthalerFazilat SoukhakianChris VelascoIsaac Wingfield
Honored Educator Meggan GouldLewis Watts

For more information on the conference and registration: https://www.spenational.org/conferences/all-inclusive-photography-for-social-justice