PAC TALKS: In Conversation with Ken Gonzales-Day

Join us on Friday, June 11 for an artist talk and lecture with Ken Gonzales-Day. Currently featured in the “Photo Flux: Unshuttering LA” exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Ken will discuss and present on subjects from his work in the exhibition and his two ongoing series “Profiled” and “Pandemic Portraits”, as well as installations from his ongoing public art projects. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and conversation with Ken.

Ken Gonzales-Day’s interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded photographic projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems. Gonzales-Day is a Getty scholar and a Terra Foundation and Smithsonian Museum fellow. In 2017, Gonzales-Day received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography and was awarded the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art at Scripps College. In 2018, he was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Gonzales-Day’s work can be found in several prominent collections, including: Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, amongst others.

Image: Gordon, Memento Mori Series, 2006 © Ken Gonzales-Day.
Courtesy of the artist and Luis de Jesus Los Angeles

Jun 11, 2021

To watch the recording on The Photographic Arts Council LA YouTube channel visit PAC-TALKS