exhibition:"Jocko Goes to L.A." by Walter Hood

11/06/18, 7:00PM

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2018

    Helen Lindhurst Gallery

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This event runs from October 29 to November 6, 2018.

The issue explored in the project is the question of subjective differences in a making process with the use of local materials and fabricators. The likeness of a “lawn jockey” (a cast iron figurine or concrete, historically a black man in jockey’s uniform with hand extended, used as a hitching post in front yards) will be fabricated and installed in both Los Angeles and Shanghai. The exhibition intends to explore material possibilities endemic to trade between China and The West, particularly porcelain, invented in China and coveted by The West, often colloquially referred to as “China.” The jockeys will be exhibited separately in each city accompanied by 24 drawings/graphics documenting the fabrication process & the journey for the fabrication location. 

*This exhibition is part of Walter Hood’s 2018 fellowship at the American Academy in China.