Utopias: Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Utopias: Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo

January 16 – March 1, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday, January 18, 5:00-7:30pm

 Gallery 221@HCC celebrates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and Black History Month with Utopias, an exhibition with work by celebrated African American artists Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo. Gibson is a New York-based artist and a full-time lecturer and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Yale School of Art. Villalongo is a New York-based artist and Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art. Utopias pulls together paintings, prints, video, and artist books that are both personal and historical, exploring complex subjects such as perception, social realities, and cultural narratives.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

MARK THOMAS GIBSON (b. 1980, Miami, Florida) is a New York-based artist and full-time lecturer at Yale School of Art. Gibson received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and his M.F.A. from Yale School of Art in Painting & Printmaking, where he received the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award. Gibson has exhibited both nationally and internationally, with recent appearances in “Woke!  William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson” at the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, and is the co-curator with Villalongo of the highly acclaimed traveling exhibition “Black Pulp.” Gibson is an Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Yale School of Art. He is represented by Fredricks & Freiser, New York.

WILLIAM VILLALONGO was born in 1975 and raised in Bridgeton, NJ. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union School of Art and his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Villalongo has exhibited extensively with recent appearances in “Woke!  William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson” at the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, and is the co-curator with Gibson of the highly acclaimed traveling exhibition “Black Pulp.”  His work has been included in recent shows at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Reviews have appeared in Artforum, ARTnews, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Village Voice among others.

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