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Radical Ordinary: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson

 Film still from  Fastest Man in the State,  2017 Copyright Kevin Jerome Everson; courtesy the artist; Trilobite-Arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures

Film still from Fastest Man in the State, 2017
Copyright Kevin Jerome Everson; courtesy the artist; Trilobite-Arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures

Chanel Silver Eye presents
Radical Ordinary: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson
Thursday, September 20th 7:00 pm
Curated by Benjamin Ogrodnik

Join us for the latest installment of the Channel Silver Eye microcinema series, Radical Ordinary: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson, presented in partnership with the Working-Class Media Project. With a sense of place and historical research, Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism.The works selected for this screening deal with themes of: loss, sport, magic, black labor, and diasporic migration into America's Rust Belt.

About the Artist
Artist and Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia. He has made eight feature length films and over one-hundred and twenty short films. Everson's films and artwork have been widely shown, at venues including Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Whitechapel Gallery in London, National Gallery in Washington DC and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

About the Curator
Benjamin Ogrodnik is an independent curator and PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh.