The Color of Remembering


steve locke: the color of remembering
Gallery 221@HCC | 2nd floor DLRC

January 22 – March 7, 2019 
Reception January 24, 5:00-8:00pm
Artist talk with Camilo Alvarez to begin at 6:00pm
Live music performed by Mark Switzer

Steve Locke (b. 1963, Cleveland, OH) is a Boston-based artist whose work examines violence, racism, love, sex, and identity. In the color of remembering at Gallery221@HCC, Locke directly confronts issues of race and violence in the United States—both past and present—through a selection of photographs from his series Family Pictures and an installation of Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray). Locke is currently an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA.

STEVE LOCKE (b. 1963, Cleveland, OH) lives and works in Boston, MA. He received a B.S. in 1984 from Boston University, a B.F.A. in 1997 and an M.F.A. in 2001 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2002. Locke is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies, such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2014), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Artist-in-Residence (2016), and the City of Boston Artist in Residence/BostonAIR Program (2018). Locke’s work has been widely recognized in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and his work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. Locke is currently an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work his represented by Samsøñ.
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