With a precise visual style, Tony Cokes (b. 1956) investigates the representations of race, gender, and class in popular media. The artist’s minimalist strategy is one of fragmentation and repositioning. Cokes typically layers fragments from essays, speeches, or journalism over color-block backgrounds, with accompanying soundtracks of soul, hip-hop, punk, and techno music.
Memorial Art Gallery is inviting visitors to choose an exhibited artwork for the museum to purchase for its permanent collection. Audience members will have the chance to vote for their favorite of the two videos on view throughout the run of the exhibition.
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