Now at Gilcrease -- "T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America"

Jul 19, 2018

We learn about a striking show on view at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa; "T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America" will run through October 7th of this year. It is, per the Gilcrease website, "the first major traveling exhibition of Cannon's work since 1990 and explores the dynamic creative range and legacy of an artist whose life was cut short at age 31. Through nearly 90 works, including 30 major paintings, works on paper, poetry, and musical recordings, Cannon's distinctive and affecting worldview shines through in this groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum. Deeply personal yet undeniably political, Cannon's artwork adeptly channels his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political climate that defined 1960s and '70s America. Amid ongoing national and global conversations about ethnic identity, social justice, land rights, and cultural appropriation, Cannon's work continues to engage issues that are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago." Our guest is the curator of this exhibit, Karen Kramer.