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Closer Than They Appear LIVE ft. Sondra Perry

May 2 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Nordstrom Lecture Hall

7 PM – 8 PM

Advance ticket sales to this program have ended. Any available seats will be released on a first-come, first-served basis immediately prior to the program.

How do you go forward when the past is breathing down your neck?

Host Carvell Wallace and Jetty Studios bring the acclaimed podcast, Closer Than They Appear, to the Seattle Art Museum for a special LIVE edition. Presented in conjunction with exhibitions on view at SAM, including Sondra Perry: Eclogue for [in]HABITABILITY, this live podcast recording centers on a public conversation between Carvell Wallace and artist Sondra Perry as they discuss and challenge issues of race, imagination, and survival in our society.

On Closer Than They Appear, Carvell Wallace talks with Americans grappling with the state of the union, while trying to reconcile his own family’s fractured history. Sondra Perry’s installation at SAM investigates the racialization of digital spaces and the human body through four lenses: nature, labor, manufacturing, and urban planning. This live edition of Closer Than They Appear considers a complex set of questions about what we’re afraid to say and the implications on our future.

Sondra Perry is the most recent recipient of the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize at the Seattle Art Museum. She has exhibited in group shows at MoMA PS1, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, and has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Experimental Television Center. Perry holds an MFA from Columbia University, a BFA from Alfred University, and is currently based in Houston, Texas as part of the artist-in-residence program Core at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Carvell Wallace is a father, writer, podcast host, and occasional performer. He's a contributor the New York Times Magazine, and has covered sports, race, music and more for the likes of GQ, ESPN, The New Yorker, and The Guardian. The Columbia Journalism Review says that Carvell “dips in and out of popular culture and sports journalism with seemingly effortless fluency” and “writes about familiar topics and makes them feel new.” His first full-length book, The Sixth Man, co-written with Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, is due in 2018 from Blue Rider Press.

Image courtesy of Jetty.