KMAC Museum’s newest exhibition: Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones and screens, Huffman’s work explores the effects of our media-saturated environment on the American imagination.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981, Detroit) is an artist widely shown in galleries and museums across the U.S. He is also an accomplished poet with notable books including 19 Names For Our Band, Sleeper Hold, and James Brown is Dead. Throughout both his literary and visual works, art, language, and pop culture elements are dislodged and reworked in new contexts. In this way Huffman forges his own journey through reality, fortifying his resistance to structural hegemony and the repressive power of the media.
The artist also developed the recently revealed Smoketown public art project, Reflection. In collaboration with 19 other artists from across the region and the nation, Reflection was developed for The Wheelhouse Project in partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville.
Poems For Every Occasion will be on display at KMAC Museum through December 2, 2018. It was made possible through generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Curated by Joey Yates