November 14, 2-3:30 p.m. (Following registration, a Zoom link will be sent for you to join the demonstration).
In partnership with Manifest Drawing Center, the Taft Museum of Art is pleased to present Drawing Attention. Join local artist Gee Horton and explore into the world of Hyperrealism. In this presentation, Gee will share several demonstrations in the creation of his upcoming series Coming of Age. Follow along as Gee discusses identity in relationship to his work and the practice of drawing a true reality. Bring your questions for the live Q&A following the talk.
$5 Taft members; $10 non-members.
About the Artist:
Gee Horton is a Cincinnati-based self-trained Hyperrealist visual artist who has recently transitioned from a career in the corporate world to focus primarily on making art and building communities. Using graphite and charcoal pencils, Gee's drawings capture a heightened sense of realism, but it is important to note that the Hyperrealist style is only one facet of comprehending his work. Having earned a master’s in social work from the University of Louisville, he often incorporates his education and life experiences into his art to achieve a kind of power that for many triggers' emotional associations. With this in mind, his current work makes a connection between his African roots and their juxtaposition to American attitudes on the social and emotional development of the African American male experience.
Gee is currently working on a series of work entitled, Coming of Age. In collaboration with photographer Jason Carter, the series is autobiographical and offers a complex multilayered conversation about black-male adolescence and their search for identity, acceptance, purpose, and love. Expect to see this prolific collection Coming of Age to debut in 2021, which will be his first gallery showing to the Cincinnati community.