Jibade-Khalil Huffman: You Are Here

Jibade-Khalil Huffman mines images and texts, searching for latent meaning and hidden memories. Using a wide array of media including lightboxes, video, performance, photography, text, and installation, Huffman uses his work to expose power structures and racial dynamics in popular imagery. His heavily layered images beckon viewers to form connections between recognizable images and the personal pentimenti of our own existences. For You Are Here, Jibade-Khalil will create a new installation, building on the materials and themes he’s explored in recent years.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and writer whose video and photo works use found, archival material, and contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particular to race and visibility. Lyrical strophes of text and densely composed imagery produce objects of perpetual flux, indexed by accumulating layers which challenge normative symbolic and semiotic hierarchies. Through projection and repetition, Huffman’s work evokes the untranslatable, ruminating on the liminal qualities of singular experiences through narrative and graphic rhythms.

The Halsey Institute is free admission and open to the public. The galleries are open 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Saturday, and until 7:00 pm on Thursdays.

May 14, 2021 - July 16, 2021

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston
161 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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