The Gospel According to a Young American
January 17 - February 8, 2013
Free lecture by the artist
in Blount Auditorium, located in Buckman Hall on the Rhodes College campus.
Please note that this is not our usual lecture time. We'll start the lecture early to accommodate an event at Crosstown Arts, Pecha Kucha: Collaboration, which starts at . We hope you'll attend both exciting events.
Christopher Miner's videos are at once deeply personal and eminently relatable. Brutal and, at times, uncomfortable honesty combines with a wry and startling sense of humor to produce a range of work as varied and richly textured as our daily experiences. With a keen eye for the revelatory moments that hide in the mundane, Miner coaxes gestures, songs, stories, and landscapes into tautly constructed meditations. For The Gospel According to a Young American, Miner has selected a range of videos that span his career thus far, allowing the viewer to trace his development in dealing with a set of common themes - life and death, relationships, and faith prominent among them.
Christopher Miner was born in 1973 and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He received an MFA at Yale University School of Art and a BA at the University of Tennessee. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), PS1 Contemporary Art Center, and the New Museum in New York, and at Tate Britain in London, among other institutions. Christopher Miner is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in New York and lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is the Managing Director of Crosstown Arts.
Clough-Hanson Gallery is located inside Clough Hall on the Rhode College campus. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission to the gallery is always free.
Image: The Natural Order of Things, still from a digital video, 2013, courtesy of the artist