Percival Everett: Redaction
1515 North Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ends Jun 9, 2024
Show Gallery is pleased to present Redaction, a solo exhibition of new mixed media collage paintings and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist and author, Percival Everett. This is Percival’s second solo exhibition at Show Gallery curated by Margot Ross. Redaction will run through June 9, 2024 by appointment. There is an accompanying catalog to the exhibition by Hat & Beard Press. “My interest lies in the stories and images that viewers create. I take it as a given that not only is no construction complete, but that it is necessarily always incomplete. There is no story, no painting, no musical composition that has no gaps. It is in these gaps, these interstitial moments, that we find, isolate, and create meaning. The question may not only be about what is covered up, but is there anything to be covered up? One might argue that I am seeking to exploit the uncanny, and in some regard that might be true, but I prefer to imagine that I am nudging the boundaries of meaning and interpretation, one way or the other, toward the boundless expanse or toward an infinite interiority. My canvases are oil paints and I use a knife almost exclusively. My works on paper have become, in recent years, mixed media, employing oils, pencil, ink and collage (sometimes implied, rather than literal).”- Percival Everett Percival Everett is the author of more than 30 books, of fiction and poetry, including Erasure, the book on which the 2024 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay winner, “American Fiction,” was based. Other recent books include James, Dr. No (finalist for the NBCC Award for Fiction and winner of the PEN / Jean Stein Book Award), The Trees (finalist for the Booker Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction), Telephone (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), So Much Blue, and I Am Not Sidney Poitier. His latest novel is, James, based on the character of Jim in Huckleberry Finn. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Creative Capital fellowships, has received the NBCC Ivan Sandrof Life Achievement Award and The Windham Campbell Prize from Yale University, and is a Distinguished Professor of English at USC. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and writer, Danzy Senna, and their children. Show Gallery is an art gallery and artist residency program, located in the heart of Hollywood that showcases local and international contemporary artists. Show Gallery is the brainchild of platinum selling recording artist, Poe, and John Gheur, award-winning agency founder of Signature Creative, in collaboration with curator Margot Ross. Instagram @showgallery Artist, press + artwork inquiries: Margot Ross - Curator 323.217.2237