Powerful exhibit showcases Southern artist with complex take on race
This visually rich show is a mix of assemblage sculptures and paintings, as well as works on paper whose worked-over palimpsests of color and line convey a strong sense of the past. Their weathered, degraded appearance is one way Meko gets at his mission in “Pursuit”: to examine an emotional continuum of the African-American experience and show how a smart, urban black man who lives in the present also contends with the past’s legacy. DOWNLOAD REVIEW
Michi Meko’s nautically themed “Pursuit” an ambitious high water mark...
The exhibition is a high-wire, ambitious effort to find the sweet spot between buoyancy and immersion; between sinking and swimming; and between the deeply personal and the universal. This visually strong narrative, cloaked in layers of meaning, offers a rich experience for the persistent viewer. DOWNLOAD REVIEW